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.



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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