Gabriela Mistral Poems

Gabriela Mistral

“You shall create beauty not to excite the senses
but to give sustenance to the soul. ”

– Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral Poems

Appreciation of Gabriela Mistral’s poetry

“Gabriela’s poetry possesses the merit of consummate originality, of a voice of its own, authentic and consciously realized. The affirmation within this poetry of the intimate “I” removed from everything foreign to it, makes it profoundly human, and it is this human quality that gives it its universal value.”

– Margot Arce de Vazquez



Further Reading

Gabriela Mistral ‘ The Poet and Her Work

By: Margot Arce de Vazquez
Translated by: Helene Masslo Anderson
New York University Press 1964