by Luis G. Dato

When far enisled from tumult that alarms,
From the hysteria of the madding street,
Our hearts to one resistless impulse beat,
While to your ardour passion slowly warms,
When pillowed on the incense of your arms,
I feel the sky and earth together meet,
While one by one I tear the flowers sweet,
Entwined unseen around your unseen charms.

I see unfold a glimpse of realms where glean
A starry heaven lovelier than this,
Where in the quiet bower of a dream
Love lives forever in eternal bliss,
Where Youth woos Beauty and together seem
Under the spell of one unending kiss.

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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