Anatomy Of Love

The thinker
Is simply a Rodin sculpture
When the knee holds the weight
Of the brain-installed skull
And the radius is but a telamon
For the temple of man
May be the pinnacle of intelligence
And free-will, even the land of dreams
Yet only blood pumps her fuel
And flesh and bone hold her throne
After all the mind is a puzzle
And the body is a riddle
And in their nuptials, one finds
A sphinx searching for Oedipus
To unveil the mother
Of all nurturers
– Love.



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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.

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