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Cynthia Buhain-baello Tarlac city / Philippines, Female, 66
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  • POEM: Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish (1/15/2015 5:10:00 AM)

    The flow and style prolific and very creative, giving impact to each concept effortlessly. This poem was one of the many I kept in memory for its meaning and message.

  • POEM: CHRISTMAS, MUST YOU FORGET IT? by Cynthia BuhainBaello (11/28/2014 8:19:00 PM)

    @Luis Estable - this is a poem /comment on the news item about Christmas being taken out of the American culture for the political correctness of being more universal in its faith beliefs. The errant leaders try to please everybody and in order not to offend some religions (muslim) , they will remove Christmas. It is in the world news- if you read that. Diction pertains to tone of voice in speech, when pronouncing words. Diction does not relate to poetry like rhyme, rhythm, metaphor, substance, or impact. When you review, try to see the aesthetic element and the meaning of the poem, not merely the superficial literal meanings.

  • POEM: I Wandered Lonely As A Clown by Robert Eckstein (11/10/2014 9:44:00 PM)

    Lovely, very engaging story/poem.

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/10/2010 7:37:00 PM) Post reply

    Perhaps you have not read my love poems (LOL!) but I noticed this piece was written in prose, not poetry, but we get the message. We all have freedom of speech, so we live and let live, and respect those who write what they want to write.

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/10/2010 7:32:00 PM) Post reply

    This poetry form NAANI (Indian Telugu poem) uses 20-25 syllables in four lines, centering on one main topic, but here I used imagery and maintained its brevity.


    Blank space
    Drinks of colored words
    Flow with the writer's pen, his brush
    Splashed a rainbow hued masterpiece.

    June 25,2009 Tarlac City Philippines

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/10/2010 7:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    HIDDEN MEANINGS- sometimes free form is a good poetry form to use for 'hidden meanings' on topics that might excite controversy, like race, religion, and politics. Here the term 'colors' may be taken a such but the end line 'their blood is red' confirms it was about racism. The words are simple but cutting, and it was brief, to add impact.


    Sometimes color
    Clouds opinion

    Sways the heart
    Blurs the vision

    White on top-
    Black below

    Yellow, brown
    These have to go.

    But with one color
    It is said

    All are bound
    Their blood is... Red.

    (June 30,2008, Tarlac City, Philippines

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