Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral Questions and Answers
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Can you please interpret the poem "Inmost" by Gabriela Mistral?

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"Inmost" by Gabriela Mistral, is a poem about the nature of love. The speaker, addressing perhaps a potential lover, seems to dismiss a love that is defined only or mostly by physical bonds or connections. In the second stanza, for example, she tells the addressee,

Better not kiss my mouth.
There will come the moment ... when I'll lie
lipless.

In other words, the speaker is saying that the love that might be expressed through the physical action of a kiss is a transient and, therefore, meaningless love, because one day she will be old and dying, "lipless," and unable to...

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