Gabriela Mistral

(7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957 / Vicuna)

To See Him Again - Poem by Gabriela Mistral

Never, never again?
Not on nights filled with quivering stars,
or during dawn's maiden brightness
or afternoons of sacrifice?

Or at the edge of a pale path
that encircles the farmlands,
or upon the rim of a trembling fountain,
whitened by a shimmering moon?

Or beneath the forest's
luxuriant, raveled tresses
where, calling his name,
I was overtaken by the night?
Not in the grotto that returns
the echo of my cry?

Oh no. To see him again --
it would not matter where --
in heaven's deadwater
or inside the boiling vortex,
under serene moons or in bloodless fright!

To be with him...
every springtime and winter,
united in one anguished knot
around his bloody neck!


Comments about To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral

  • Veteran Poet - 1,932 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/19/2014 11:52:00 PM)

    a good elegy poem expressing deep emotions (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/19/2014 8:31:00 PM)

    glow write thank you for share (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,333 Points Kim Barney (12/19/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    This poem could be about her friend, Romelio Ureta, who killed himself in 1909, but is more likely about her 17-year-old nephew, Juan Miguel Godoy, who killed himself on 14 August 1943.
    Does anyone know where I can find a copy of this poem in the original Spanish? (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,210 Points Tiku . (12/19/2014 4:22:00 AM)

    beautiful write.loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,664 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (12/19/2014 12:31:00 AM)

    Excellent tribute to a dearest one. Emotionally the poem floes with waveless pleasing aroma. | (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,664 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (12/19/2014 12:27:00 AM)

    Excellent tribute to a dearest one. Emotionally the poem flows with waveless pleasing aroma. | (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,947 Points * Sunprincess * (12/19/2013 6:28:00 PM)

    ....the last line was unexpected...not sure what this means...is he still alive? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,634 Points Savita Tyagi (12/19/2013 12:17:00 PM)

    Marvelous expressions. So much passion! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Celine Socrates (3/21/2008 8:45:00 AM)

    very beautiful and passionately written. love this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,370 Points john tiong chunghoo (4/26/2006 1:40:00 AM)

    united in one anguished knot. that is real lovely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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