Dusk

Gabriela Mistral 1889 (Vicuña) – 1957 (Hempstead)



I feel my heart melting
in the mildness like candles:
my veins are slow oil
and not wine,
and I feel my life fleeing
hushed and gentle like the gazelle.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 09, 2023

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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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