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Luis G. Dato thoughts on life and death.

Forgotten Songs

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By Luis Dato The songs I sang in childhoodWhen I from care was free,Again I hear in momentsEntwined 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…

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VIA VITAE

by Luis G. Dato This is the way we all will take (Good heavens! it is near a lake!), Way of all flesh, the way of life Punctuated with incessant strife. Behind the lake, the river winds Its course until…

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CVII

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by Luis G. Dato How quiet grow the grass and how tall Which I pass by along a lonely road, How sleep the dead in their last, sad abode, Enclosed by reeds, the ruined, grass-grown wall That all constrict the…

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CVI

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by Luis G. Dato The cemetery is the house of death, By reeds surrounded and rank growth of grass, What dreary thoughts assail us as we pass, Unwanted come, like phantom Death, by stealth, Ephemeral on earth we drew our…

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CV

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by Luis G. Dato How sad, how sad the human pilgrimage, How tragic, O how tragic human fate! Our Book has taught us we are lords and great, God’s heir and Adam’s from the primal age; And yet we find…

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SONNET ON THE SONNET

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By Luis G. Dato A poem of fourteen lines, why, that’s the sonnet, A page of yellow tablet paper stares At us from the bare table, twits and dares Us write one pronto, says it thinks we cannot!To prove it’s…

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CXXVI

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by Luis G. Dato And last but not the least the PR side, Our public image if you call it so, The Bulletin wrote up not so long ago That we’re soft-spoken, this must be denied. The Fuentebella brothers we’ve…

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CXXV

by Luis G. Dato And now we’re sixty — six decades are run Of the allotted, precious, limited span Which we are pleased to call the life of man, Till his day sets, like setting of the sun. Now by…

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CXXIV

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by Luis G. Dato And now, at sixty, what the battle-plan To execute until the final day, Before we shall have turned once more to clay, When end at last our world of mortal man? If only it were given…

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CXXIII

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By Luis G. Dato Now nearing sixty, what report to make To God on high and to the earth below? What record of accomplishments to show, What ripples in life’s sea leave in our wake, As we prepare evading Charon’s…

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