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

TO QUEEN ELENOR I

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By Luis G. Dato In ancient times our people lived under their own kings, Malayan sultans, rajahs of whom no bard now sings, In this our Bikol region in centuries bygone, They, too, had their own rulers, the kings of…

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TO QUEEN AMPARO

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By Luis G. Dato O radiant queen of beauty It is a pleasant duty And near my heart’s desire, To write for you these verses The while the muse rehearses To wake the living lyre. In St. Dominic’s regions We…

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TO QUEEN CRISANTA

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By Luis G. Dato Most gracious queen, My eyes have seen In other days what men call fair; The face divine That warms like wine, And urges men to strive and dare. In very truth, What could to youth, Be…

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THE LA MUSES

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By Luis G. Dato The LA candidates are pretty pearls, We think, not common, ordinary girls; Glory and glamour certain they would give To any court in lands of make-believe. Purita stands five-six in stockinged feet -­ This for dalagas…

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THE MUSE

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By Luis G. Dato Have you met her in the flesh, youth, And did you keep yet your heart? Fairer than the fairest flowers, At her sight must Care depart. For the sprite of spring had sent her, Hands divine…

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MY MUSES

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By Luis G. Dato I think sometimes of flowers once perfuming, The scarlet alleys of my yester-years, And then again, an aureate form assuming, Their memory brings a memory of tears. Here once beneath dark-green acacia branches, How gilded golden…

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MY BROWN GODDESS

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By Luis G. Dato My goddess brown, so pure and sweet, I kneel a pilgrim at your feet, I love you, dear, strange it may seem That to possess you I should dream. But Mely dear, O bless my life,…

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TO YOU UNKNOWN

By Luis G. Dato Being a perfect mystery, How strange that I your gifts should claim, You are, my friend, unknown to me Even to the very name. Yet in the city such things pass -­ Pure gems are oft…

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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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