Marriage – An Account

Raindrops falling

From the heavens above

As two lovers stand in front of an alter

Held together by what is unbreakable

By mortal being or higher power

Where from a sip of wine and a bite of milk rice

To showers of confetti and stardust

Is a celebration of a union and a rupture of two nuclei

Where outside two vacated nests

Are two beings with wings

With an insatiable patience

To love each other……

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meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist, who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. Dilantha wrote his first poem at the ripe age of 32 and now has more than 1700 poems on his blog. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry and Ravens Perch, among others. He was also awarded the prize for "The emerging writer of the year - 2016" in the Godage National Literary Awards, Sri Lanka for his first collection of poems (Kite Dreams – A Sarasavi Publication), while being shortlisted for the poetry prize. Dilantha is a dual citizen of Sri Lanka and Australia, and shares his experiences from two different cultures. He blogs at - https://meandererworld. wordpress.com/

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