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    ArtFreaks.com is more than an art site... Even art freaks have lives outside of their art - and I would like to think of this website as a place where people can just drop by and enjoy a friendly chat, post their news, plug their own high quality websites and generally chill-out for a few minutes after a busy day! So... As far as I am concerned, it is very valid for you to post here!
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    People Who Loves smb eventually loves artfreak. I'm not alcoholic, I just joined artfreak because of its main topic which is all about arts, artfreak's a very useful site, though I'm not sure if it's valid for me to do my posts here. Hence, I enjoyed reading and posting in this site.. P.S I love Philippines!
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    Forthcoming edited version, Poet and playwright. The Philippines Islands. March 12, 2005
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    Hey guys! I know I haven't been on too much lately, I apologize. My life has been sort of chaotic, but now I've got the time and I've been posting new photos on my facebook page, and realized not too many of my friends are even interested to look at my stuff. Now I don't know how you all would feel, but in my personal opinion, it sucks. You'd think you're friends would want to support the things you love, but I guess not everyone has had time for all that. Does anyone else ever feel the same though? Or is it just my friends who kind of suck? haha, I'm just curious cause sometimes I feel like there's no point to putting out my photos for my friends to see. Majority of them just seem to ignore it and move on. So I made a blog for my photography in hopes of finding people who are genuinely interested in my work, and I hope to make new friends from the experience. I know I have talked to a couple of you on here, and I would love to talk to anyone who is interested. so feel free to chat me up! =] Also, I would love to know how all of your friends react to your work, and things you have done to get your work out there to be appreciated by the world looking forward to your feed back! =] peace & love!
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    Some of my latest water drop photography. Not my best shots but some turned out nice. I did these on my lunch break using a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon MP-E 65mm 1x-5x macro lens. www(dot)bubblews.com/news/794375-water-drop-photography "Not Found" error. URL edited by smb to minimize broken links on artfreaks.com
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    The priest entered his donkey in a race and it won. The priest was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again. The local paper read: PRIEST'S ASS IN FRONT The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Priest not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day, the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PRIEST'S ASS This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the priest to get rid of the donkey. The priest decided to give it to a nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN The bishop fainted. He informed the nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for £10. The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS ASS FOR £10 This was too much for the bishop, so he ordered the nun to buy back the Donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE The bishop was buried the next day. The moral of the story is ... being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief, misery and even shorten your Life. So be yourself and enjoy life!! Stop worrying about everybody else's ass and You'll be a lot happier and live longer!
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    Laughed until tears ran down my cheeks!!! Have a great year, kaibigan ko. Eduardo
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    Hello one and all, Righty, see there is a lot of peeps here but not much activity. For those of you who don't know me, which is probably 99% of you, I'm NullBoss. My gallery can be seen here: http://www.artfreaks.com/forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=user_activity&search_app=gallery&mid=2095&userMode=all&sid=ae92d1206834fa2fbe6a184d27f5c059 Now we've gotten that outta the way, you can see I'm a digital artist who specializes in the darker/macabre side of art with a nice mix of sci fi and fantasy. Whats I#m proposing here is this: If there is anyone out there who is looking for a challenge and something new, how about you collaborate with me on a piece of work? Hm? The preferred style would of course be digital as it's easier that way but we can always work around that. So if anyone is interested reply here or hit me up directly, I don't know about you, but I'd like to challenge myself a bit. Peace! PS. I will happily work with artists of any caliber, skill or media isn 't an issue.
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    Hi Group, I've been experimenting with mixed media (watercolor, pencil, pen) and the fine art of cartooning. It is an interesting and challenging hobby but I enjoy the creative process. I will be posting my work for review and feedback. All thoughts and criticism will be appreciated. Bob
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    Thanks - I post my most recent stuff first (I have been posting cartoons on animal/pet forums) but I'm open to any channel or theme to get a laugh (with the caveat that I do not want to offend or insult). Bob
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    " Those who brew the poison of cruelty will not win, tomorrow or today. The can put out the lamps where lovers meet. They can't blind the moon." Afiz Ahmed Afiz
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    Hey folks, I think over all Artfreaks is a great place, I've not had chance to frequent much until now, Smb is a great bloke and works very hard to keep this place interesting and maintained so kudo's to him. I feel that the site struggles with the main thing most sites do, members and constant posts. Tha'ts expected, still I like this place enough to keep coming back and slamming my ton's of art down and dropping the new stuff so it ain't all bad. Keep up the good work Smb and everyone else? C'mon, let's get more stuff up!
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    As well as those listed I have two more. I'm sure you all know www.Deviantart.com and a new one which I'm digging at the moment: http://www.wysp.ws/
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    hey guys happy to join this page and love to see all artist friends on such international network ,as everybody here love and is passionate about art ,s o i think its going to be great to have same minded friends
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    Par: Diep la muse française. In the twinkling of her eyes there was depth and breadth. And in those shared smiles, was an understanding of the vast linguistic paradigm to heal. “Médecines sans frontières” was in the gift of her brainchild, as she prepared for a test. “I wa jinjutsu” had been held before her birth, as “Medicine, the art of compassion” had been already defined and practiced by one of Asia’s brains. With each pounding heart beat, Billions of cells danced on the consciousness of learning. Here came the sun unrelenting its warm on her notes. While it was an humble pen, all the while sitting in the silhouettes of her brilliance. Écoles des Médicines; La Sorbonne, Université de Paris. Eduardo A. Cong. Poet, and playwright. Monday, June 10, 13
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    This is a debate that I'm having with an artist and art critic in another forum. If you look in my gallery I just submitted a piece using the Grim Reaper as a theme. This piece was actually done at the request of several different internet bone gallery's I've become involved with lately. You know Skulls, skeletons, sole catchers, grim reaper, Death all that Goth crap. Any way this critic was angry with me for drawing it. This is a direct Quote " Awesome dude ,,err not I personally find this stuff embarrassing - Now theres a challenge creating a tribal art of our time - designing new tattoos," This was my rebuttal This may be true, yet there is one universal truth about art. All art is tribal. Take this piece. Truthfully the content contained in this drawing is not for every ones (or tribes if you will), taste. If I were to show this at my moms bingo club (or tribe) or maybe show this at my aunt church group (or tribe) I would be run out and stoned. This would not be to their taste. I do understand that some would find this type of content shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing. Yet this is what true art is about . What is just lovely to some tribes is always shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing to other tribes. This piece on the other hand was not drawn for those particular tribes that find this type of content shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing. In fact this reaction (shocking, disgusting and even embarrassing) was the reaction I was hoping to extract from those particular tribes. So thank you for that input. No it was draw, as what is going to be a series of grims for the gallerys of a particular group of tribes that have a taste for this sort of content. I like submitting to this forum because the critiques I receive here are insightful and those who give them, One... they do not focus on the type of content, Two... rather they focus on the technical aspects of that content. This has helped me to step up my game if you will so that I can produce a better piece of art in the particular content that I have chosen for the particular tribes that I have aimed the piece at. Making me a better artist. Of course He harshly disagreed. To me all art is tribal. Most people out there do not what the be molded into a group or a certain type of person, yet buy their actions they do so. They end up associating with those with the same likes, tastes and attitudes. This a tribe. Regardless if they will admit it or not. As for art. Sophisticates feel the need to put a name to every different type of art style that comes along. This is so the heaving masses of different tribes out there can have and explanation for themselves to justify there reasons for liking or disliking a particular type of art even to the point of trying to put a ban another tribes art because the they don't understand the content and it stirs a feeling in them that makes them uncomfortable. We as artists feel that we have an obligation to break down those barriers. Yet we also have a need to be noticed to get a little attention. That is why we create then put the content of that creation on display. If we are truly unique but are ignored, though we may continue to be unique for ourselves, we will ultimately create for a certain group or tribe. We justify this buy saying that we are just trying to get a little recognition so we can go back to being unique. If then our unique style suddenly becomes recognized giving us the attention we crave we will continue with what works. Though we may create different variations on that style as we grow older, we will never really grow out of it. The sophisticates then will put a name to this style or we ourselves will name it thus creating a new tribe. (Those who's tastes fit that style). Then that particular art form and tribe will grow beyond us. Other artists wanting recognition will then emulate our unique style crushing its uniqueness. Thus the tribe matures and takes on a life of it own. Lets face it all art is tribal. Your thoughts. Thanks Eddie Top
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    You make a good point. I've come back to creating art after about a decade and a half or more burn out. By the mid 90's it became about the money only. It was no longer fun. Now I'm back, just checking out other artists work and creating again. Not looking to make money. I agree with RussellChapmen. I don't want somebody else stealing my pieces and making money off of them. (That has happened to me, In a very big way). If I see them being used for nonprofit purposes "fantastic!" I love it. As smb said; more feathers in the cap but I would like to have my work attributed correctly also. That is only fair. Money will destroy ones love for art. When a young person asks me for a tip on how they can break into the business, I always say, (my one and only tip): DON'T CALL IT A BUSINESS.
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    Friends and admirers of the late Rodolfo V. Quizon, aka, Dolphy want the Cultural Arts group to confer the national artist award for cinema for the dead comedian.
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    Wow, there are some beautiful photos you created. The most impressive is the "autumn in the park". It must have been amazing to be there to capture the moment.
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    about to post some stuff now actually =] and I've been thinking about putting up a blog on here as well. I just don't have the best track record for keeping up with them, so I'm going see how this one goes first. So maybe here in the next few weeks I'll get one started on here =]
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    I can see that you have put a lot of thought and work into your site,Vic. It is good that you have the knowledge to do the things here that you accomplish. Dan
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    Welcome, glad you are here! Lots of room for participation. Each brings something different.
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    I know this is a late post to this topic but I must say that there is a need for a site like this. I previously checked out a few sites and found them to be a bit stuffy, in my opinion. As stated above most have an active life away from the art. I wish more people would stick around and post topics and replies to make the site more active. Activity attracts activity!
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    Hi: I'm a new member. Being new I don't quite understand the overtones and the undertones of the introduction protocols: I'm just going to write it short and straight. Of course I'm an artist. I paint only in oils. I often lay in a painting (avergage size about 30"X40") with a broad construction type pencial, holding it with only 2 fingers, my thumb and my forefinger. After roughly laying it in, I continue to work it up with usually oil pastels. I like Senelier's but can't always afford it, so use what I have. Beside Senelier's is for finish work, it's too precious to use at the beginning. After that I'll start working in oils, but I'll still use oil pastels as part of my workup medium. After I start, if I like the way the picture is going, I work fairly intensely for at least 8 hours a day, drinking mostly coffee, maybe with a little Napa Valley Red. I work from about 2 in the afternoon until about 10 at night. If I work intensely I usually finish a new picture in about a week. I can do about 50 pictures a year, if the financies are right and I can buy paints and brushes and other materials. To get away from the art and to refresh myself, I like physical outdoor participant sports-climbing, tennis, skiing, I have a mountain and a road bike, and I usually start my day by running on the street at least 30 minutes each morning. It's not a lot of fun but you feel better afterwords. I've spent the last 6 months working on building an art website, with a large photogallery. It was very hard for me because I am no webmaster, that's why it took me so long. I finally finished and got it up about a month ago. I hope to be able to get used to this website and to be able to visit the galleries of the very creative and gifted artists who display and blog here. Starr
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    A birthday party thread... I call dibs on a 10 tier chocolate cake.... a recycling foam plates, napkins, cups,....
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    I think you make a fair point. I don't mind people using my general photography as long as they attribute it correctly and they are not trying to profit from it. My general work is here at Flickr However for my gallery prints, I don't put these online at full size as they are strictly limited editions and I can't afford to devalue them for those who collect my work. Happy new year ))
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    Despite the scattered national and global ignorance, there is a galvanization developing, the world over. Its symptoms were proffered by Arundhati Roi's observation in: "Another world is not only possible. She is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."
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    Just when I wanted to be serious, I had a relapse. Now I can't work out whether to be a deep and meaningful new aged photographer trying to find the meaning of it all or just some yobbo out there taking pictures. Actually, if you asked my wife, she would say I'm an egotistic, arrogant, know-it-all who should be kept away from public gatherings for fear I will be offensive to someone. I'll try to behave. Whichever I am I'm glad to be here. I'll have a look around and see where I can start. I might get a photo or two or an opinion or three up before the end of the night.
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    I never thought that a Mike Herrera original was hanging in our living room! Here is his rendition of everyday Filipino activities in the early 19th century in the infamous Binondo, Manila. The work is oil in canvas, measuring 30in (height) x 50in (length). Probably around 30 years old (or even older!) I remember this painting which was posted behind my mother's large desk, when she served as a college dean here in Pampanga from 70's to early 90's.
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    “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran. *** Para Mi Saudade. *** De las raíces de su brillante terciopelo negro, paulatinamente, la naturaleza reclamaba la belleza de su tierra natal. Brotaba de las ventanas de su alma, una inquietante madrugada, con un silencio prohibido. Niña, ciertamente, ya no era. Una flor en el correo del extranjero llegó a ser, con timbres de Méjico y España, en su pasado, y el mundo en su futuro… Pulsando un futuro indeciso e incierto, simplemente una sonrisa y murmullante, de esos labios, “hola…” Eduardo A. Cong Poeta y dramaturgo, Miercoles, 6 de Junio, 2017 San Diego, CA 92101
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    Well, thanks Vic. It was very pleasant to palaver down those years of wisdom. ingat. Eduardo
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    I'd have answered this, if I was allowed to...
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    Hello, So I am pretty new to this whole online forum thing. Do people really engage with eachother here? How do you make new friends and be apart of the community?
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    Please change the background of your website. It is really to much bright colours and it difficult to enjoy toy other art.
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    Thank you for the tips, I'll check out artfreaks and artwanted tomorrow. I haven't thought about downloads of my works so that is an area I haven't tried yet.
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    Also visualising in your mind the way to exaggerate the futures of the person in order to do a good caricature will affect your ability to create anything in the field of comic art.
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    hi guys newbie here! So glad to be part of your community! Learning new tips and techniques from other masters is a big thing for me! 'cant wait to share one of my photos!and BTW, you can call me lou! i love shooting wedding photography and that is one of my key edges in photography... i also love graphic designing. Ive started shooting 3 years ago with my Nikon d3000.. and now im using NikonD90. http://www.rockpaperscissorsph.com Hope to hear a lot from u guys!
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    Apologies for those who found the above somewhat obscure. Poetry is often this way, especially when one is dealing with complex problems, especially when one is, as this thread indicates, dancing to a different drummer.-Ron Price, Australia
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    Just a final note: ----------------------- ROUTINIZATION OF CHARISMA The Romans all loved or hated Augustus didn't they? The same with kings and queens: there was a personality factor, something extraordinary, personal, often something divine. These authority figures elicited responses of awe, deference and devotion. They range from frenzy-creating preachers to quiet, meditating sages. An inherent instability was part of their authority, their charisma. -Ron Price with thanks to Douglas Barnes, "Charisma and Religious Leadership", Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1978, 17(1), 1-18. We had our prophetic revelation, our charisma, our unified world view, our consciously integrated, meaningful attitude to life1, our perceived extra-ordinariness, our doctrine, mission, constructed beyond-the-human, a gift of grace, of history, of God, otherness, revolutionary and then, then: routinized, depersonalized, adhering not to persons, but to institutions, authority,1 central order-relating events, a legitimating force, the function of the need for order in what we could call: charismatic community with its collective excitement, transforming the inherently so precarious into a superhuman facticity that seems eternal, free of disenchantment---one. 1 In the Baha’i Faith authority is invested in institutions and power, a much more subtle and indefineable entity, is to be found in individuals. This power could be expressed in host of ways. It could be seen as energy. Man provides the energy and God provides the guidance. Ron Price 7 November 1997 1 Max Weber, some aspects of charisma.
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    Max Weber observes that both for sociology and for history the object of cognition is subjective meaning. This subjective meaning is both the basis for and the complex of action. The point here is not that "anything goes," but rather that "everything is contingent"; not that there are no rules, but that the rules that do exist are decidedly "historically and culturally situated." REENCHANTMENT The great sociologist, some say the greatest, Max Weber, wrote about the reenchantment of the world. The phrase has come to be used in many contexts by sociologists and philosophers, scholars and social scientist specialists in various disciplines. This writer, this poet, sees the reenchantment of the world as having its beginnings with the Enlightenment and the birth of Shaykh Ahmad in the middle of the 18th century. By that time all the traditional religions were well into the winter of their lives, although there were many cold and sunny, bright and often windy days to come. From my perspective or at least one way of expressing this perspective, this reenchantment has been underway for over 250 years. Reenchantment has a host of forms: industrialism, capitalism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism, democracy, communism, science and romanticism to choose but nine of its many manifestations. The core and centre of this reenchantment is to be found in the Baha’i Faith, although this will not be evident for some time. The process is similar to the way Christianity became the core of the reenchantment of the Greek and Roman world. The very nature of matter, new models of scientific knowledge, explosions in knowledge, in material goods and in population are all part of this reenchantment. To even begin to write about the transformation that has occurred in the last two and a half centuries when this reenchantment has been taking place would require a book.-Ron Price with thanks to Kate Rigby, Topographies of the Sacred: The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism, University of Virginia Press, London, 2004, p.17. They all got a slice of the action, all got a piece of the cake, as the essential revolution proceded quietly, obscurely, largely unnoticed, in the hearts of millions who dropped out of a socio-political world they long ago found meaningless. Some of the routines have gone on; some of the laws have been obeyed, but the roots of faith have been severed, unbeknownst, seductively, insinuated by revolutionary, spiritual, forces that are entirely out of human control. And here I am in this place in early adulthood amidst diverse living things and natural forms, beneath the sky, light’s alternations and rhythms of the seasons, in community worldwide now, open to the advent of the divine and beckoning the messengers of the godhead’s reenchantment.1 1 Kate Rigby, op.cit., p.84. Ron Price January 16th 2006
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    " All Faith is False, All Faith is True: Truth is the shattered mirror strewn in myriads bits; while each believes his little bit the whole to control. " Haji Abdu El-Yezdi translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton
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    The television series, Baroque! From St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s, written and produced by British art critic Waldemar Januszczak, is about the Baroque. The series is, for me, a rich educational experience. Januszczak has been described as a passionate art lover, art critic and writer. His presentation style is casual but informed, enthusiastic, evocative and humorous. He bumbles about on our TV screens doing for art what David Attenborough has done for the natural world. He is someone who acts, as one writer put it, “out of a refusal to present art as elitist in any way. He makes it utterly accessible and understandable."2 This three-part BBC Four documentary series is, as I say, about the painting, sculpture and architecture of the Baroque period. It was first broadcast in the UK in March 2009 and more than a year later the series is here for us to enjoy in Australia. The series is named after its opening shots in the square of Saint Peter's Basilica and the final scenes at St Paul's Cathedral.-Ron Price with thanks to 1“From St. Peter’s to St. Paul’s: Parts 1 to 3,” ABC1, 8:30-9:35, 17, 24 and 31 August 2010 and 2 Wikipedia, 18 August, 2010. You brought it alive for me, Waldemar!! Tonight it was Michaelangelo Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini and the reinvention of religious art after the Renaissance. Baroque made its art: tangible, real, vivid, cinematic, believable, physical, emotional, & propagandistic for the Counter Reformation of those 16th and 17th centuries.1 It was a revolution that began in Rome & spread over the known world, part of our modern world. 1 The Counter-Reformation, also called the Catholic Reformation or Catholic Revival, denotes the period of Catholic revival beginning with the Council of Trent from 1545 to 1563 and ending at the close of the Thirty Years' War in 1648. It was the Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation. –Ron Price Tasmania
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    Hi welcome to artfreaks so glad you found this site, nice work out you have
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    Costa del Sol. Marbella, Rinconcillo y Estepona, sobre tus orillas y playas camin?. Cu?n hermosa eran tus distantes arenas. Sentado sobre una roca al pies del Mediterr?neo, bajo una noche llena de estrellas, la memoria de tu sonrisa en una flor llev?. En esa ausencia, tu palpitantemente presencia, llen? esta noche de tu silencio tan permanente como estas arenas de Marbella. Dando hogar al vac?o en estas playas del Mediterr?neo, tus labios y tu voz. Cada vez, que a su alrededor paseaba, en t? pensaba. Aunque me llenas de memorias en cada grano de arena, En t?, poesia ve?a. Si por casualidad hall? una flor entre lo oscuro de tu cabellera, y tus orejas, es porque de tus labios, tu sonrisas, llenaron mi noche de la fragrancia tuya como una flor. Copyright, Monday, October 27, 2003 Eduardo A. Cong, Poet and playwright, Algeciras, Spain.
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    Piel Canela Para Lisa S. "Tunay Kayumangin Kaligatan." En tu Piel Canela, canto al tr?pico de las Filipinas, y aunque a una distancia de ella, me llen?ste la pluma de tinta. Al f?n, pude escribir esa tarde. Y, porque fuiste la tinta, pude yo, escribir. . . Las palomas callejeras del centro de Manila ten?an que cederte el paso, y yo, crearte un pasaje. . . Tu sonrisa, casi celestial, vest?a una noche llena de estrellas luminosamente placenteras. A?nque en c?rculos ajenos a tu voluntad, te prohibieron hablar, y de peor, estar con el poeta, ?ang makata.? Como las estrellas, que despiertan en el oscuro vientre de la noche; quise que despertaras. Entre los comentarios est?riles, el desierto de ?amistades,? que llen? tus o?dos. Decidir, entre luz y oscuridad, luz en existencia por necesidad de la otra, siendo partes de la misma energ?a Llevar?an a tus puertas, la plena conciencia de luz. Y el poeta, ?ang makata,? simplemente esperar, en fantasia . . . Copyright, August 15, 2005. Eduardo A. Cong. Poet and playwright, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA; USA.
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