The Shining Host

Gabriela Mistral 1889 (Vicuña) – 1957 (Hempstead)



In vain you try
To smother my song:
A million children
In chorus sing it
Beneath the sun!

In vain you try
To break my verse
Of affliction:
The children sing it
Under God!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Axbcb Axbcx
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 170
Words 36
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 5, 5

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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