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sonnets to the brown goddess by Luis G. Dato

The Sonnets to the Brown Goddess is a collection of more than 100 titles written by Luis G. Dato for his last muse, Mely Barrameda of Baao, Camarines Sur. It is a diary of his thoughts — on love, life, frustrations, and mortality. The collection was independently published by one of his grandchildren at the amazon.com in 2020.

BROWN GODDESS IN THE MAY RAIN

BROWN GODDESS IN THE MAY RAIN by Luis Dato

by Luis G. Dato This rainy day as I essay to writeThis poem brief in memory of you,The words with difficulty see the light,l knew not where to start, the words come fewAnd halting and stumble o’er my rhymes,Well knowing…

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XXI

eireen alexa

by Luis G. Dato ‘Tis strange that I should falter in this hour, As thus we stand in the last light of day, Strange that my lips refuse their word to say, As in your hands you crush a silk-blown…

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CXV

danica antuerpia

I ride beside you in the jolting bus, And at the contact of your arm, your hand, Exhilaration surge beyond command And sweep o’er me, between the two of us, Above the hiss of traffic and the fuss O’er fare…

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CXIV

rebecca roaring villaraza

by Luis G. Dato On a sofa, you sit beside me near, Your picture smiling from the sala wall. At last! and if your face I see at all, Beyond recall you rouse desire, I fear! Not that the world…

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CXIII

michella barranda

by Luis G. Dato Waiting for two to make a foursome game Beside the empty table by the wall, We look up when we see some neighbors call And from somewhere hear mention of your name, How opportune that at…

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CXII

yambot valeroso mary ann

by Luis G. Dato Waiting for you, I light a cigarette, A pack, in fact, and all about the floor The ashes flip — this late you’ll come no more, Or maybe you’ll be late, you’ll not forget That here…

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CXI

jennifer stewart

by Luis G. Dato In the hot sun, the low, damp fields exuđe A warmth, a sultriness presaging rain. The wind no breath of life gives to the plain And the still branches of the somnolent wood, Earth’s a tremendous…

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CX

Nirvie Rica Amandy Padrigon

by Luis G. Dato How far into the matter have you gone, O dear, in the rapport to have with God? What thoughts crept of the ultimate abode, In your quiet moments in the night alone, What light of hope…

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CIX

Nirvie Rica Amandy Padrigon

by Luis G. Dato Last night to a kinswoman’s wake we went — The house threw o’er the street a garish glare, And as we climbed the lighted, well-worn stair I mused on life and death, what they all meant;…

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CVIII

Nirvie Rica Amandy Padrigon

by Luis G. Dato Ah, no return, mark this, nor e’er forget Our days are numbered, and each passing year Our paths on earth which we have found do dear Are that much shortened as the bright suns set; And…

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