WHIMSY: From Mistral's "La Bailerina"

Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, Spring - Fall 2016

“Pléyades.” (Photo by Hernán Piñera.)
“Pléyades.” (Photo by Hernán Piñera.)

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Deja caer todo lo que ella había,
padres y hermanos, huertos y campiñas,
el rumor de su río, los caminos,
el cuento de su hogar, su propio rostro…
Now the dancer lets it all fall away,
parents, siblings, orchards and idylls,
her river’s murmur, the pathways,
the story of her home, her own face…
De “La bailarina” de Gabriela Mistral
De Lagar, Santiago de Chile: Editorial del Pacífico,
Series Obras Selectas, v. VI, 1954.
From Gabriela Mistral’s “The Dancer”
From Lagar, Santiago de Chile: Editorial del Pacífico,
Series Obras Selectas, v. VI, 1954.