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TO MY MUSES

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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martial law

Referendum Prayer

“A national referendum-plebiscite was held on October 16–17, 1976 in the Philippines in which the majority of the barangay voters approved the continuation of Martial Law and ratified the proposed amendments to the Constitution substituting the Regular Batasang Pambansa with…

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END of the QUEST by Luis G. Dato

END OF THE QUEST

by Luis G. Dato I sought you always in the world’s wide places,In piers and places, 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 not, but only…

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HAPPY by Luis Dato

Happy

by Luis G. Dato A wood-thrush perches on a banana leaf.Breathing, living, resting, with one wing stretched;It has no thought to destroy, the configuration of itsIt does not know if a star in its travel peace,Pauses in its orbit, stands…

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STUDY by Luis Dato

STUDY

by Luis G. Dato Knowledge is power, but what and how shall weExplore in cosmos and its mystery?What, where the Key the universe to learn,The wisdom erudite true Christian yearn? Knowledge is power, ’tis what the Scribes did say,But grace…

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IMPATIENCE by Luis Dato

IMPATIENCE

By Luis G. Dato I hate you, ocean, and tonight, As waters rave upon your strand, There glowers in my eyes, a light, A hate you cannot understand. I loved you once, might love again Your sobbing, sinuous guitars, Adore…

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Your unseen fingers of the night have spun Auroral flowers that surprise, Clouds petalled red against the sun, And scarlet with sunrise.

ART

By Luis G. Dato Your unseen fingers of the night have spun Auroral flowers that surprise, Clouds petalled red against the sun, And scarlet with sunrise. Last night a terror crept within my heart With every gust of sudden rain,…

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