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“Poetry lives on love, and love is nothing but the worship of woman.”

Luis G. Dato, Philippines Herald Mid-week Magazine, April 6, 1932

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by Luis G. Dato Your windows closed and silent say you sleep, Your pillows warm with kisses that to have Were sheerest Heaven to your hapless slave, A harvest with all ecstasy to reap. Or treasure in remembrance e’er to…

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by Luis G. Dato Come, dear, the bells have rung for early mass, And now awake, for you’ll perhaps be late, Too long a time to dress I cannot wait, The altar’s lighted, golden minutes pass. The old and young,…

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by Luis G. Dato Your windows closed and silent say you sleep, Your pillows warm with kisses that to have Were sheerest Heaven to your hapless slave, A harvest with all ecstasy to reap. Or treasure in remembrance e’er to…

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by Luis G. Dato Awake, my sweet, the silver moonlight laves Your window shut, like you, in placid dreams, Through clouds of gray the new moon’s radiant beams Shed eerie light on church, rice fields and graves, And houses all,…

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by Luis G. Dato A candle by your table, and your face Intent upon some work I but surmise – A lesson plan, a letter, some devise On which tomorrow’s teaching you will base For tender minds, the fair hope…

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