Ballad

      Ballad

He passed by with another;
I saw him pass by.
The wind ever sweet
and the path full of peace.
And these eyes of mine, wretched,
saw him pass by!
He goes loving another
over the earth in bloom.
The hawthorn is flowering
and a song wafts by.
He goes loving another
over the earth in bloom!.
He kissed the other
by the shores of the sea.
The orangeblossom moon
skimmed over the waves.
And my heart's blood did not taint
the expanse of the sea!.
He will go with another
through eternity.
Sweet skies will shine.
(God wills to keep silent).
And he will go with another
through eternity!

Gabriela Mistral
Translated by Doris Dana


Desolación (1922) Dolor  
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