Dansala (Vesak Eatery)

The canopy of a tent

That bequeaths a wholesome supper

To throngs that litter the streets

In the festive Vesak spirit

Where in the symbolism of a meal

Rests the the gratuity of deed – free of condition or clause

Yet beneath the same praiseworthy act

Lies a pollution in soul’s currency

Of what the inner sanctum collects

To fill her tills of merit


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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