At first, I had no idea what Gabriela Mistral poem I wanted to read. After picking, I decided to pick “The Earth.” When I first read the title, I thought that the poem was about the stereotypical trees and grass. After I had read the poem, I had realized that the poem was more about the Native American Indian culture and point of view in correlation with their experience with Earth’s animals and plants.
In the poem “The Earth,” Gabriela Mistral turns the Earth into a mother figure. The Earth nurtures and holds all of its children together no matter the age. Like us, the Earth needs to be shown love and needs to be played with. I have learned that all things die, so enjoy them wile each is alive.