The Sad Mother Poem by Gabriela Mistral

The Sad Mother

Rating: 3.4


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.

The Sad Mother
Monday, January 13, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: mother
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
John Tiong Chunghoo 26 April 2006

always i love your style.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 10 May 2016

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.

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Resh Kav 22 June 2017

They are sadder than all tears... Amazing feel

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Edward Kofi Louis 10 May 2016

Although i do not rest! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Rajnish Manga 10 May 2016

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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Chinedu Dike 06 June 2022

Beautifully penned.

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Gladden Scribbles 06 June 2022

Well scribbled.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 October 2021

Great touching poem being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day.5 Stars full

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 October 2021

Deep touching poem by the Great Poetess from Chile.5 Full Stars for this gripping poem.

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