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.
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
( Nobel Prize for Literature) ( Female Poets)