Gabriela Mistral

(7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957 / Vicuna)

The Sad Mother - Poem by Gabriela Mistral

Sleep, sleep, my beloved,
without worry, without fear,
although my soul does not sleep,
although I do not rest.

Sleep, sleep, and in the night
may your whispers be softer
than a leaf of grass,
or the silken fleece of lambs.

May my flesh slumber in you,
my worry, my trembling.
In you, may my eyes close
and my heart sleep.

Topic(s) of this poem: mother


Comments about The Sad Mother by Gabriela Mistral

  • Dutendra Chamling Dutendra Chamling (10/31/2015 5:18:00 AM)

    ...May my flesh slumber in you,
    my worry, my trembling.
    In you, may my eyes close
    and my heart sleep...

    wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoo john tiong chunghoo (4/26/2006 1:39:00 AM)

    always i love your style. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 18, 2014


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