Gabriela Mistral

The Song You Loved

Life of my life, what you loved I sing. If you’re near, if you’re listening, think of me now in the evening: shadow in shadows, hear me sing. Life of my life, I can’t be still. What is a story we never tell? How can you find me unless I call? Life of my life, I haven’t changed, not turned aside and not estranged. Come to me as the shadows grow long, come, life of my life, if you know the song you used to know, if you know my name. I and the song are still the same. Beyond time or place I keep the faith. Follow a path or follow no path, never fearing the night, the wind, call to me, come to me, now at the end, walk with me, life of my life, my friend.

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