My Days of Dreaming

by Luis G. Dato

Long have I spent my days of youth in dreaming
A life of love when you by fate were mine,
Long have I sighed through time, the long hours deeming
Me happy in our eyes divine.

Long have I loved you with a love in pain
And find me of a morning old
As though the rice fields wandering ‘mid the grain
I find them scentless gold.

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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