Tag Muse

Luis G. Dato’s pieces on Muses, Proclamation and Coronation.

TO MY MUSES

TO MY MUSE by Luis Dato

by Luis G. Dato I muse sometimes of flowers once perfumingThe halcyon of my yesteryears,And then again, an aureate form assuming,Their memory brings a memory of tears. Here once beneath cool, green acacia branchesHow gilded golden in the glowing dawn,Here…

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TO LEONOR

Leonor Rivera

by Luis G. Dato I would my eyes could seeIf hers were black or gray,Her smiles were all to meSweet roses blown in May;Yet all alone we stray,In vales of love to stayCan hear the melodyOf poetry in song;My heart…

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From A Diary

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by Luis G. Dato For her voice was the voice of the weird spirits vernalAnd her hair wore the hue of the unexplored night;When I failed to grasp fully the power supernalWho is kinder than mercy and sterner than might,I…

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ON THE CROWN

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by Luis G. Dato Your majesty, to tune my unused lyreIn praise of your supernal virtues is not meet,Your graces need of rhapsodies more sweetThat mine, which is rich only in desireBut not in poor your loveliness to chant,The charm…

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BUHI’S “LA ROCA ENCANTADA”

Buhi Town and Lake Buhi

by Luis G. Dato Within their lake-hushed silence the rocks speak,On their reflections in the water pour,Under a spell inscrutable they seekEnchantments of the dead, lost yester-year. What voices long since hushed these rocks could toll,If inarticulate they cease awhile?But…

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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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TO THE QUEENS OF ANTIPOLO

TO THE QUEENS OF ANTIPOLO Luis Dato

by Luis G. Dato I think it is a great honor this evening to proclaimThe queens of Antipolo, the glory of their name,Not gems and precious jewel we’ll place upon their brows,Such as by usual custom an all queens love…

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EULOGY TO PRINCESS ALICE

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by Luis G. Dato And we now live our lives in fear,And faced with lethal weapons, ManMay see life here no more appear,His future with misgivings scan. Today we need you, Alice soThat Peace its aegis may restore,And plenty smile,…

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EULOGY TO PRINCESS ALICE

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by Luis G. Dato My fair princess, upon your browTonight a radiant crown we placeOf brightest gems, our love to show,And of your beauty sing our praise; Would that gene were brighter still,And the lyre lighter in our and,With eulogy…

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TO THE QUEEN

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by Luis G. Dato Most gracious majesty, O most sereneAnd royal highness whom we crown our queen,Your people with deep homage o’er your browThe envied cross of loveliness bestow,Wishing you life end glory for your throne,Who reigns o’er then resplendent…

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