Gabriela Mistral

(7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957 / Vicuna)

The Sad Mother - Poem by Gabriela Mistral

Sleep, sleep, my beloved,
without worry, without fear,
although my soul does not sleep,
although I do not rest.

Sleep, sleep, and in the night
may your whispers be softer
than a leaf of grass,
or the silken fleece of lambs.

May my flesh slumber in you,
my worry, my trembling.
In you, may my eyes close
and my heart sleep.

Topic(s) of this poem: mother


Comments about The Sad Mother by Gabriela Mistral

  • Adeeb Alfateh (6/24/2019 4:01:00 AM)

    Sleep, sleep, and in the night
    may your whispers be softer
    than a leaf of grass,
    or the silken fleece of lambs.

    May my flesh slumber in you,
    my worry, my trembling.
    In you, may my eyes close
    and my heart sleep.

    superb
    great poem
    10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++x10
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  • (5/11/2019 9:54:00 AM)

    I wish I could be like you. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/9/2019 12:58:00 PM)

    nice and sad all at at the same time (Report)Reply

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  • (12/9/2018 11:27:00 AM)

    Calm down for me. (Report)Reply

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  • Monica Bustos (11/18/2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Awesome poem lots of talent (Report)Reply

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  • (5/14/2018 11:38:00 PM)

    Add a comment.Natural life is love with God (Report)Reply

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  • Suman Pokhrel (10/17/2017 11:09:00 AM)

    Sleep, sleep, my beloved,
    without worry, without fear,
    although my soul does not sleep,
    although I do not rest.


    of all mothers! !
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  • (6/22/2017 12:12:00 AM)

    They are sadder than all tears... Amazing feel (Report)Reply

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  • (5/10/2016 9:02:00 AM)

    The concern and care of a mother for the welfare and happiness of her child has been described in a wonderful manner in this great poem penned in a superb style by the great poetess. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (5/10/2016 2:57:00 AM)

    The poem describes how deeply a mother is concerned with the welfare of her child. Nice work.
    Sleep, sleep, my beloved,
    without worry, without fear,
    although I do not rest.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/10/2016 12:54:00 AM)

    Although i do not rest! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Dutendra Chamling (10/31/2015 5:18:00 AM)

    ...May my flesh slumber in you,
    my worry, my trembling.
    In you, may my eyes close
    and my heart sleep...

    wonderful poem.
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  • john tiong chunghoo (4/26/2006 1:39:00 AM)

    always i love your style. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 18, 2014


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