A Little Bit of Botany to Love Making


There is a sense
Of botany to making love
Roots penetrate deeper
After the very first edition of love-making
Leaves unfurl and attract light
Glistening as twinkling irises
And a flower blooms on lip petals
And all the while, the body
Photosynthesizes ringed sugars
Sweetening source to sink – senses to memories
After all we are only as sweet
As the grains of memories we produce
On the pinnacle of our peduncle
Where granules of starch
Nourish the famished soul
And the heart knows implicitly
The difference between
Bread and cake.


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. wordpress.com/

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