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Luis G. Dato thoughts on life and death.

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NOCTURNE

By Luis G. Dato Your fair hands swift as wings fly down the keys To woo from solitude Night’s rhapsodies Floating like moonlight o’er the slumbering vale, Dappled and filigreed with flowers pale, The music surges and dissolves in flight,…

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THE STORM

By Luis G. Dato The wind blows bitter in the cold It bludgeons, triturates The palms, banana trees, and all And wildly each whipped bough gyrates. O mercilessly the storm blows By reeling stalk and swaying palm, A whitened pallor…

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ARCADY

By Luis G. Dato In Arcady, day after day, the earth, After her chilly slumber, as of death, Blooms with the sun to resurrected birth, And the green land wakes with the morning’s breath. There Nature trembles with her growth,…

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REPENTANCE*

By Luis G. Dato I have flown over flowers of perfume, Fondled and touched them before, I have kissed them so often and hotly, That their lips seemed unmeaning to mine. I am haunted by a meaning of petals, Hovering…

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SOLITUDE

By Luis G. Dato Stars of the sky come out on the earth, Out of the void of the sky, Out of the clouds, Come, Come for the moon is pale, Pallid and spectral, As the night, Dead as the…

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ARMY YOUTH

By Luis G. Dato In the afternoon glare, without bugles, Without flags, or the rumble of drum, Straight when the foe least expects it, Charges a line of cavalry home. Now one comes dashing full-gallop, A stout stick of bamboo…

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stephentalla Dear youth be like bamboo that skyward send Their 7420bcf8 ab86 4a7f aaaf 919d42be4a25 ADVICE TO YOUTH

ADVICE TO YOUTH

By Luis G. Dato Dear youth, be like bamboo that skyward send Their shoots, but with their weight of leaves must bend All pride eschew, it brings but bitter gall, For as was writ, Pride goes before a fall, On…

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