Creed

Gabriela Mistral 1889 (Vicuña) – 1957 (Hempstead)



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.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 23, 2023

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Scheme XXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 267
Words 54
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 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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