Vesak Sight-Seeing

The long treks and vigils

On tractor tops and bicycles

Wheeling slowly on crowded streets

Where paupers of abundance

Bloom under Vesak lanterns

In an inflorescence of smiles

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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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