Thanks to Judy Katz-Levine
A poem by Gabriela Mistral, translated by Maria Giachetti, from “Gabriela Mistral, A Reader”, White Pine Press 1993
She has returned, she has returned.
Each morning the same yet new.
and forever, she must arrive this morning.
that promised and cheated.
Behold another morning unfurl,
leap like the deer of the East,
awake, jubilant and new,
alive, brisk, and rich with work.
Brother, raise your head
from your chest
and receive her.
Make yourself worthy
of the one that leaps skyward,
and like a halcyon,
pushes off and rises,
a golden halcyon,
swooping down to us with songs.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!