Anniversary

Gabriela Mistral 1889 (Vicuña) – 1957 (Hempstead)



And we go on and on,
Neither sleeping nor awake,
Towards the meeting, unaware
That we are already there.
That the silence is perfect,
And that the flesh is gone.
The call still is not heard
Nor does the Caller reveal his face.

But perhaps this might be
Oh, my love, the gift
Of the eternal Face without gestures
And of the kingdom without form!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 29, 2023

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Scheme AXBBXAXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 341
Words 67
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 8, 4

Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral was the pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and feminist who was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1945. more…

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