Gabriela Mistral

(7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957 / Vicuna)

The Rose


The treasure at the heart of the rose
is your own heart's treasure.
Scatter it as the rose does:
your pain becomes hers to measure.

Scatter it in a song,
or in one great love's desire.
Do not resist the rose
lest you burn in its fire.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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