I believe in my heart that when

The wounded heart sunk within the depth of God sings

It rises from the pond alive

As if new-born.

I believe in my heart that what I wring from myself

To tinge life’s canvas

With red of pallid hue, thus cloaking it

In luminous garb. 

Gabriela Mistral


From: Gabriela Mistral – The Poet and Her Work

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


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Gabriela Mistral Poems

( Nobel Prize for Literature)   ( Female Poets)