Forgotten Songs

By Luis Dato

The songs I sang in childhood
When I from care was free,
Again I hear in moments
Entwined in memory.

And with the songs of childhood,
The past returns once more,
Again I am as yesterday,
A child by summer’s shore.

God grant that in my passing,
I end where I begun,
And hear the songs of childhood
Come with the set of sun.

— Philippine Magazine, January 1937


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