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By Luis G. Dato I met and then forgot her With unremembered things, And thoughts if love could utter Once more its murmurings, Another one, and not her, Could wake the muted strings. The years had passed long after That…

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By Luis G. Dato ‘Tis time this heart indifferent To love so long, Should rise from slumber innocent And stroll among The gardens that are heaven-sent. The butterflies’ unweary quest From vase to jar, For wine within the petals’ nest…

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By Luis G. Dato I The rills in their cascades, the brooks in their courses, Will, seething and whirling, unresistingly flow, Some invisible power they never can know, Bids them stir from their basins and leap from their sources. And…

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Forgetfulness by Luis Dato

by Luis G. Dato Will you forgive? Bright drops of dew? Around hurt petals balsam weave, Will you? Can I forget? A nightwing flutters by And whispers softly, “No, not yet!” Will I? –Philippine Magazine December 1937

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Day on the Farm

Your smiles have died and there is no replying To all endearment and my gifts are vain;

By Luis G. Dato I’ve found you fruits of sweetest taste and found youBunches of duhat growing by the hill,I’ve bound your arms and hair with vine and bound youWith rare wildflowers but you are crying still. I’ve brought you…

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Among the Hills


By Luis G. Dato I used to watch the sunrise glow That set aflame the eastern skies, My lips in songs did freely flow As thoughts went fleeting with my sighs. I’ve lived through storms and smiles and tears, And…

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The Spouse

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By Luis G. Dato Rose in her hand and moist eyes young with weeping, She stands upon the threshold of her house, Fragrant with scent that wakens love from sleeping, She looks far down to where her husband plows. Her…

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