Love knock

by Luis G. Dato

Knock, knock, knock.
I knock at the
      gate of your 
       heart.

Only the hollow 
       rustling 
      of dead 
     leaves 
      answered 
       my call.

What if a blight 
      have passed 

To see the 
       the beauty 
        within? 

I shall be the 
      dew to 
        awaken the 
         parched grass,

I shall be the 
         color to 
         make life 
         sweet gay,

The sunlight 
         to dispel 
          the gloom. 

I am LOVE. Open 
      the door for me.
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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