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The Sad Mother
(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.

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Dense, thick as thieves, slumber as a fire squad.
May my flesh slumber in you, my worry, my trembling. In you, may my eyes close and my heart sleep. // excellent poem; greatly written
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. superb great poem 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++x10
I wish I could be like you.
nice and sad all at at the same time


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