The Shining Host

In vain you try

To smother my song:

A million children

In chorus sing it

Beneath the sun!

In vain you try

To break my verse

Of affliction:

The children sing it
Under God!

- Gabriela Mistral

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From: Gabriela Mistral – The Poet and Her Work

By: Margot Arce de Vazquez
Translated by: Helene Masslo Anderson
New York University Press 19http://www.poetseers.org/nobel-prize-for-literature/gab/gabp/6-2/4

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