For her voice was the voice of the weird spirits vernal And her hair wore the hue of the unexplored night; When I failed to grasp fully the power supernal Who is kinder than mercy and sterner than might, I just looked in her eyes for it seemed the eternal Might wish to have lurked in those orbits of light.
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.