Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral


The breadth and depth of Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral's poetry is passionately translated to English by Le Guin in this landmark bilingual edition.

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The breadth and depth of Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral's poetry is passionately translated to English by Le Guin in this landmark bilingual edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826328199
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series
  • Pages: 431
  • Sales rank: 651,488
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin has published poetry, short fiction, criticism, children's books, and eighteen novels.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: About Mistral
The Strong Woman 7
The Baby Left Alone 9
Torture 11
Love Unspoken 13
Inmost 15
God Wills It 16
Shame 19
Ballad: The Other Woman 21
Interrogation 23
Waiting in Vain 24
Verses: In my mouth... 27
Poem of the Son 29
Verses: By the blue flame... 34
The Bones of the Dead 37
Sea-song of Those who Seek to Forget 39
Patagonian Landscapes 41
To the Clouds 46
Autumn 47
Summit 47
Starsong 50
Rocking 56
Discovery 56
Dew 57
Quechua Song 59
The Sleep-Wave 60
Patagonian Lullabye 63
Song of Death 65
Mexican Child 66
Little Bud 67
Little Star 68
Weaving the Round 71
Give me your Hand 73
Child's Land 75
Color Round 76
Rainbow Round 78
The Ones Not Dancing 79
Round Dance of the Metals 80
All-Round 82
Fire Round 83
Let Him Not Grow Up 84
Fear 86
Given Back 87
The Empty Nutshell 88
The Bit of Straw 91
The Girl with the Crippled Hand 93
The Rat 95
The Parrot 97
The Peacock 99
The World-Teller 101
Wind 101
Light 101
Water 103
Rainbow 104
Strawberry 110
Mountain 111
Larks 113
Pine Woods 114
Sky Car 115
Fire 116
The House 117
The Earth 119
Little Feet 120
Hymn to the Tree 121
Flight 129
Riches 133
The Cup 135
The Midnight 137
Two Angels 139
Paradise 141
Grace 142
The Rose 143
The Death-Girl 145
Airflower 149
The Shadow 154
The Ghost 156
Bread 159
Salt 162
Agua 165
The Wind 166
Two Hymns: Tropic Sun, The Cordillera 169
The Corn 185
Absence Country 190
The Foreigner 193
To Drink 194
Four Queens 197
Things 203
Wall 207
Old Lion 207
Song of the Dead Girls 209
Undone 210
Confession 213
Old Woman 217
Pigeons 220
The Other Woman 226
Deserted 229
The Worrier 233
The Dancer 235
Set Free 239
The Sleepless Woman 243
The Lucky One 246
The Fervent One 249
The Farmwife 253
The Walker 255
A Woman 259
Prisoner's Wife 261
A Compassionate Woman 267
California Poppy 268
The Discovery of the Palm Grove 271
The Stone of Parahibuna 272
Death of the Sea 273
Ocotillo 277
Cuban Palms 281
Sharing Out 282
Message to Blanca 283
The Fall of Europe 285
The Footprint 288
Lady Poison 290
Eight Puppies 293
Anniversary 295
Mourning 299
A Word 303
I Sing What You Loved 305
Farm Tools 307
The Return 311
Doors 314
Jewish Refugee Woman 317
Dawn 319
Morning 319
Evening 321
Night 321
Last Tree 322
Discovery 330
In Thirst-White Lands 334
Nightfall 336
Elqui Valley 337
My Mountains 340
Mount Aconcagua 341
Clover Patch 344
The Valley of Chile 345
Palms of Ocoa 346
Herons 347
Bird Migration 349
Cormorants 350
Houses 351
Poplar Roads 354
Falls of the Laja 355
Bio-Bio 357
Araucanians 359
Austral Forest 361
Moss 365
Ferns 366
Lake Llanquihue 368
Fog 370
Four Seasons of the Huemul 372
Faraway Patagonia 377
Return 381
The Teller of Tales 387
Thanksgiving 393
Ballad of my Name 395
Electra in the Fog 397
A Brief Chronology of Mistral's Life 405
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