Gabriela Mistral Poems
- To See Him Again Never, never again? Not on nights filled ...
- The Sad Mother Sleep, sleep, my beloved, without worry, ...
- Pine Forest Let us go now into the forest. Trees will pass ...
- I Am Not Alone The night, it is deserted from the mountains...
- Dusk I feel my heart melting in the mildness like ...
- Tiny Feet A child's tiny feet, Blue, blue with cold, How ...
- Those Who Do Not Dance A crippled child Said, “How shall I ...
Gabriela Mistral was the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, and feminist who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1945. Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her portrait also appears on the 5,000 Chilean peso bank note. Mistral herself was of Basque and Aymara descent.
Mistral was born in Vicuña, Chile, but was raised in the small Andean village of Montegrande, where she attended the Primary school taught by her older sister, ... more »
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To See Him Again
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,