Gabriela Mistral


The Valley of Elqui


The Valley of Elqui has mountains
that search for God upon awakening
that seek God at night
and find Him at dawn,
and praise him at daybreak.
They are high and beautiful;
they praise Him the whole day
and keep vigil with Him as night falls.
When I was small, they awoke me
with their soft and fervent sun;
their psalms of light still
recall the eternal prayer.