Gabriela Mistral Quote
I write poetry because I can't disobey the impulse; it would be like blocking a spring that surges up in my throat. For a long time I've been the servant of the song that comes, that appears and can't be buried away. How to seal myself up now?…It no longer matters to me who receives what I submit. What I carry out is, in that respect, greater and deeper than I, I am merely the channel.
Madwomen: The "Locas mujeres" Poems of Gabriela Mistral, a Bilingual Edition (ed. University of Chicago Press, 2009) - ISBN: 9780226531892