Cynthia BuhainBaello

Gold Star - 8,499 Points (November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

Depth Not Volume - Poem by Cynthia BuhainBaello

In between volume, there is depth,
For quality arises from the heap
Of the many drowning poems that is left -
Like sifting smelly goats from the sheep.

Discretion and taste fill the watchful
The test of the pudding, in the tasting
And a poem is said to be beautiful
If there's meaning and depth in its writing.

For the finest literary art
Is the work of an artist- writer
Skillfully weaving words from his heart
Giving birth to the poem he posts after.

Numbers do not substitute for beauty
Nor will quantity address reader's needs
It may even sacrifice the quality
And bonzai the writer's talent into weeds.

Copyright Cynthia Buhain Baello
February 13,2010

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 13, 2010

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