Those Who Do Not Dance Poem by Gabriela Mistral

Those Who Do Not Dance

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A crippled child
Said, “How shall I dance?”
Let your heart dance
We said.

Then the invalid said:
“How shall I sing?”
Let your heart sing
We said

Then spoke the poor dead thistle,
But I, how shall I dance?”
Let your heart fly to the wind
We said.

Then God spoke from above
“How shall I descend from the blue?”
Come dance for us here in the light
We said.

All the valley is dancing
Together under the sun,
And the heart of him who joins us not
Is turned to dust, to dust.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
divya 27 January 2019

i couldn't understand the last para

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i don''t know 26 February 2019

the monotone voice made it confusing.

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Dr Antony Theodore 12 July 2020

Then God spoke from above “How shall I descend from the blue? ” Come dance for us here in the light We said. All the valley is dancing Together under the sun, the h eart of the one who joins.... very fine poem. tony

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A Scholar 23 November 2019

What does the last stanza mean? I'm having a hard time translating it into context.

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Nice, 19 June 2019

Pretty nice poem, pretty touching

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1234556 06 June 2019

lol there are like 20something comments on the octopus and like 4 here

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GuessMahName 16 May 2019

This poem sux, though WSC asked us to analyze it, it sux, and it was made real difficult to be analyzed due to the tone

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Gabriela Mistral 21 June 2019

no, it is you that sux.

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