MY LADY FAIR

By Luis G. Dato

My lady fair is dressed in white ,
She turns to day the darkest night.

My lady fair is dressed in black,
Of Sorrow’s grace she does not lack.

My lady fair is dressed in blue,
Hope’s poetry she holds for you.

My lady fair is dressed in gray,
I think ’tis time in church to pray.

My lady fair is dressed in red,
Will that mean now an innocence dead?

My lady fair is dressed in green,
Youth she exudes, a heart serene.

My lady fair is dressed in pink,
Those pearls look well on her, I think.

My lady fair is dressed in yellow,
Still in her teens, she looks quite mellow.

My lady fair, whate’er your dress,
Your sight comes like a warm caress.

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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