The Light That Lies Beyond

In trappings and in entrapment

In fate’s labyrinths

In dire webs and in silky cobwebs

In sodden fogs and in floating mists

In the clouded mind and the stitched eyelid

You will get hopelessly lost, only to be found

By a flash of divine light

Masquerading in the human form

A compass pointing to your only north

Where true love awaits 

On a bed of roses in the absence of thorns

Where all doubt and all nuances will disappear

To the aura of her truth


Published by

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.

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