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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 Ah, leave your bed warmed by your maiden dreams, All night the crickets have with hisses filled The sleeping meadows, each damp, swampy field, The dead of night with dusk and fragrance teems. The world is…

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by Luis G. Dato Ah, make more bearable my hapless plight, Give me one smile, of love one furtive glance, And in jam sessions just one transient dance To make less dark the all-pervading night, Into which I am plunged…

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by Luis G. Dato What do you fear, O love, that you deny Your heart’s dear Paradise to this your slave, Why can’t you give that which ‘twere sin to have Ungiven, and for which all nights I sigh? Why…

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by Luis G. Dato Sitting behind you in the bus today, My mind and heart declare themselves at war, The one pursues a distant, other star, The other, you, and seeks not far to stray. Thus I meet hindrance as…

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by Luis G. Dato You know that Shakespeare wrote immortal verse, A hundred sonnets fifty-four it was, Well, I for you his record will surpass In this attempt my faint lyre to rehearse In flight melodious albeit not as terse.…

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by Luis G. Dato Ah, call it foolishness, a dotard’s whim, Some lunar fancy of one getting old, Deem it base metal and not burnished gold, Or paroxysm of the mind grown dim. True, ‘tis beyond our depth, well past…

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by Luis G. Dato My love is deep, O deeper than the sea Whose mystery will wash upon your shore, Its breakers burst on your heart evermore, Until they rest in you eternally. My sea in poignant, wandering reverie Shall…

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