Who is Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (American Spanish: [luˈsila ɣoˈðoj alkaˈʝaɣa]; 7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957), known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral (Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjela misˈtɾal]), was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her portrait also appears on the 5,000 Chilean peso bank note.

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Gabriela Mistral Poems

  • The Sad Mother
    Sleep, sleep, my beloved,
    without worry, without fear,
    although my soul does not sleep,
    although I do not rest. ...
  • Song Of Death
    Old Woman Census-taker,
    Death the Trickster,
    when you're going along,
    don't you meet my baby. ...
  • Tiny Feet
    A child's tiny feet,
    Blue, blue with cold,
    How can they see and not protect you?
    Oh, my God! ...
  • To See Him Again
    Never, never again?
    Not on nights filled with quivering stars,
    or during dawn's maiden brightness
    or afternoons of sacrifice? ...
  • Death Sonnet I
    From the icy niche where men placed you
    I lower your body to the sunny, poor earth.
    They didn't know I too must sleep in it
    and dream on the same pillow. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Gabriela Mistral

Child 6 God 6 Heart 6 Night 5 Song 5 Never 5 Mother 5 Face 4 Sun 4 I Love You 3


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Kassulke64ykl: selected poems of gabriela mistral (mary burritt christiansen poetry series) (english and spanish edition) i4z4haw
Gchahal: the first to speak was the chilean president, who said that mexico is a very significant country for his people because it has opened its doors to entrepreneurs and artistic ambassadors, recalling the poet gabriela mistral.
Titoseseyo: “love that stammers, that stutters, is apt to be the love that loves best.” — gabriela mistral
Poemsfortaejin: from gabriela mistral in a letter to doris dana (c. apr 1949)
Rajesh_k_saran: read me your poem and i'll be blessed like a butterfly drunk on nectar we shall drink the same verse from the fountain of the universe like two hummingbirds in mid-air, like two hummingbirds, nothing more. ~gabriela mistral
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