This song was written by the poet Gabriela Mistral...


*Rosa (Rose) and Esperanza (Hope) are names of women and flowers too.


Gabriela Mistral was a Chilean poet born in 1889. Her most important poetry can be found in her books "Desolation", "Tala" and "Lagar". In 1945 she received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and in 1951 she received the National Award of Literature in Chile. The poem can be found in her book called "Desolacion" (1922).



Many thanks to Marlen Infante Ricardo for sharing her recording of this song!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Walter Velásquez for contributing the words, music and translation for Dame La Mano (Give Me Your Hand).

¡Muchas gracias!