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XXXVI

Denise Esteban

by Luis G. Dato If I should come to grief because to you Love is not love to earth’s censorious eyes,Dreaming it sinful and profane with lies Or that it fails in honor in your view; If love must grieve…

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XXXV

Denise Esteban

by Luis Dato I sought you always in the world’s wide places, In piers and palaces, the roaring street. Where the world’s pilgrims worn with aching feet, Seek as I sought you mid strange, unknown faces. Albeit I found you…

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XXXIV IMPERFECT APOSTROPHE

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by Luis G. Dato This baffled strangeness when chance makes us meet, This puzzled diffidence as eye on eye, I search your soul’s unfathomed mystery, These words inadequate that strive and beat, Deep from the heart like dove’s wings poised…

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XXXII BITTERNESS (1947)

Denise Esteban

by Luis G. Dato I wait to see you pass by in the dawn, Day’s all too drear, till when the sun sinks low, I thrill with hope as o’er the green, cool lawnYou came to light my heart with…

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XXXI

Denise Esteban

by Luis G. Dato The glory then of loving pratest thou, Although the love be vain? Thus others, yet Not so the heart that wills not to forget, And they who speak, of love’s woe do they know? For rather…

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TO A LADY HID BEHIND COSMOS FLOWERS

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by Luis G. Dato Lady by yonder window grilled and barred, Your face by cosmos flowers fully hidden, The more my morning’s heaven because forbidden More sought since worlds for such as you have warred; Your mystery the clustering flowers…

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SONNET

by Luis G. Dato This day when waking from perturbed sleep, I see the dim night die upon the dawn, And gaze on gleaming hill and dewy lawn,On sunbeams soft that o’er the valley peep; When Nature seems with ecstasy…

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PARTING

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By Luis G. Dato Upon a path we lingered When skies were overcast, She knew not I was doubting If love had come at last. In her I felt arising The pity Christ thought ofTo me naught else did matter…

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AND BEING NEAR, WHAT DEARNESS

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By Luis G. Dato Having you close at hand, what gladness To feel one straying, scented curl, In your heart’s wine, what intense madness This wish for oneness with the pearl! Your hands, your hands, are soft as roses, They…

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BRIDE OF THE FIRST NIGHT

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By Luis G. Dato O bride of the first night, Warm with the sun of the first love, Bright with the arrow Of the primal plunge Into the abyss of the first kiss. O bloom and flame of thighs, Conqueror…

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