Biography of Sherwin Balbuena
A son of a farmer, he grew in the barrio full of nature's richness; near the sea, river, forest, etc.
He finished his basic education with flying colors. He is an illustrator, mathematics teacher, musician, painter, poet, and inventor of INTOP card game.
His poems are inspired by science, religion, nature, and philosophy.
Sherwin Balbuena Poems
When a flower's petal falls to the ground It will never return for time is bound To follow the path with one direction, Like one-lane road, to prevent collision
Hold my hand, my Princess, As we step on this grey ground Where a clear line passes Separating ill and sound.
The Last Prayer
Struggle is our twin who treads with us,
Nature can be expressed in terms of math 'Tis full of quantities and relations Bounded by the law of interactions Endpoint implies our dream; segment, our path
Two Ladies Ii
Here comes another lady, So simple and so nice. She's beautiful and moody, With two near-sighted eyes.
The Omnipotent Hand knows what is best; Man sees himself and nature at blind spot. Now in a sine graph we are at the crest. Yes, a turning point is what we have got!
The Dim Torchlight
I never dreamed, but I dared To hold the torch and light it I never said that I cared But I let the night be lit
To Frank, My Student
My memory tells about your happy school days as seen in your smile
Brighter than the most powerful star At this time of the clone of the day - The night in which children want to play On streets where nothing would ever mar
On a sand less stepped on by many, I drew a square whose side is twice my height. I lay on my back in that square
Pencil On Canvas
Get a pencil and a canvas, and draw these:
I opened my eyes and saw an unfamiliar place. The noon
Force that keeps the Earth in orbit Around the Sun. Nobody has ever seen it Until the line
One morning, I had a cup of coffee By the window of my hut at Lahong Facing North. I let the air evolve into wind From my mouth to the surface of the vaporizing
When a flower's petal falls to the ground
It will never return for time is bound
To follow the path with one direction,
Like one-lane road, to prevent collision
Of mem'ries from the past and the future.
Yet all know that tomorrow is unsure;
Therefore no dream can ever come today.
Life moves, as in geometry, in a ray.
Almost everything is termed in science