FORGETFULNESS

by Luis G. Dato

Will you forgive?
Bright drops of dew?
Around hurt petals balsam weave,
Will you?

Can I forget?
A nightwing flutters by
And whispers softly, “No, not yet!”
Will I?

--Philippine Magazine
December 1937


Forgetfulness by Luis G. Dato
Luis Dato
Luis Dato

Luis G. Dato (July 4, 1906 - January 29, 1985) was a poet, writer and educator from Sta. Cruz, Baao, Camarines Sur. He published books in English including Manila A Collection of verse (1926), My Book of Verses (1936) and the Land of Mai in 1975. He also wrote several books and text in Bikol such as, Vocabulario Bikol-Ingles-Kastila (1963), Cantahon na Bikol (1969), Morfologia kan Tataramon na Bikol (serialized in Naga Times), Patotodon sa Bikol (Bikol Mail) and Sarabihon sa Bikol.

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