The Queen Sings the Blues: Poems (1992 - 2002)
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The Queen Sings the Blues: Poems (1992 - 2002)

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There can be no desire without pathos; no love without the tyranny of possession. The Queen Sings the Blues brings together 47 poems written between 1992 and 2002. In this collection, one finds the queen singing with unflinching clarity about love’s fatal beginning s and fated endings, the irrefutable primacy of youth and beauty, the transience of desire, and the burden of...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published 2008 by Anvil Publishing

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Mirvan  Ereon
This poetry collection is one of the most amazing and moving forces in my own literary life. I became addicted to the pathos and beauty of how Ronald chooses his words with much expertise and experience. I have fallen in love with this author who had been a naive young man too and has experienced the same pangs of heartbreak and loss as mine. Thank you for making this book.
Maria Luene Trinidad
Million praises for this dashing author of this booklet! I only borrow this "Queen" series from my Philippine Literature professor. I can relate a lot from this intriguing book filled with dauntless passages with his personal experiences. In the 21st century, gays are slowly being embraced in mass media nowadays, yet it has always threatened with some ostracism and discrimination. It is best perhaps that people must aware that even gays are just like us. They experience a lot of heartbreaks and...more
and the dedication said in pink ink: "because love is a choice."
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Ronald Baytan holds a Ph.D. in English Studies (Creative Writing) from the University of the Philippines. He obtained his MA in Language and Literature, with High Distinction, from De La Salle University-Manila in 1996. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Literature of De La Salle University-Manila where he teaches creative writing, Philippine literature, gay/lesbian literature and worl...more
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“I lie on my back
And you open me up, because
Positions change but not the axiom:
One cannot be top
If one cannot be bottom.”
“Warm water travels
From my hair down to my toes
Like your fingers caressing
Me. Now I know how lonely
Water must be: To posses
Matter for a moment only to flow
Slow to its death in the humid
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