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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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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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THE DAMSEL OF SABANG

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(with the collaboration of Taciano Rey) Beside the Gulf of LagonoyAmong the hillocks hiddenA hamlet greets the rising sunsAlike a view of EdenAnd heaven is that charmed standWhere woods and waves come blendingAbide a people in delightThat never knows as…

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REMINISCENCE IN RAINBOWS

Baao High School 1938

by Luis G. Dato For once again we saw them, figured, no requestOf those like us enchanted, their eyes to charm and rest,And those from San Fernando, Ingkoy-Ingkoy danced well,They moved in faultless rhythm, and wove round us a spell.…

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CEBU SIDELIGHT

Old Cebuana Churchgoers.

by Luis G. Dato We asked on debarkation; ”Where are the fair Indays,For which Visayan Islands to all the land are known?”The few we chanced upon were not hard upon the eyes,But not exactly hour is earth lend-leased from the…

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CEBU INTERSCHOLASTIC, 1954

old cebu CEBU INTERSCHOLASTIC, 1954

by Luis G. Dato We come from Camarines, Masbate, SorsogonAlbay, Catanduanes, to form the Bikol band,With Mindanao, together with North and South Luzon,To join Eaşt-west Visayas in friendly feasts of brawn,With brothers widely scattered of one fair motherland. In fair…

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ODE TO CAMARINES SUR HIGH SCHOOL

CAMARINES SUR HIGH SCHOOL

by Luis G. Dato Dear Alma Mater, in whose pleasant hallDeeply we crank of knowledge, heard the callFrom realms of Truth that beckon evermore,And tarried by the founts of wisdom’s lore;Your memories like bells at vespers tollTheir golden benediction to…

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TO NUEVA CACERES

Naga City Luis G. Dato

by Luis G. Dato Translated from the Spanish by Mr. Luis G. Dato Hail, Temple Great of Science dear,Where youth forever seeks the lureOf light beyond the years obscureThat saw it first on earth,Thou fountain from the springs whereofIs quenched…

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LIFE IN THE BARRIO (Irayang Solong)

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by Luis G. Dato IHow blessed the barrio life of ease,Where man is with the world at peace!Those pristine days, those sunny hoursWhen field and tree are gemmed with flowers,Khaki and blue or yellow-hued,To deck each marsh and bank and…

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HAIL, PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC!

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by Luis G. Dato Hail, Philippine, O my dear native land,Where sampaguitas, ylang-ylang bloom,Let thy sweet music sound from every strand,Which knew for centuries the tyrant’s doom;As pearl of orient seas the bards have sungThy beauty rare, thy scenic charm…

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