by Luis G. Dato

For many a day of sunlight,
Her eyes surveyed the waves,
And in her glances one night
Descry her cold, white grave.

For many days she waited
Her eyes with weeping warm,
To bare boughs undulated
In the loud-howling storm.

Her days, her nights are over
The soul in pain has died,
The fair, the dear-eyed lover,
Death chose to be his bride.

To a Lost One 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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