We sleep for beauty
For rest, for renewal
To awake fresh
With a skip in one’s gait
Healing sore eyes
And sometimes we sleep
Never to awake
In an overdose of pills
Or an ounce of poison – to forget
But sleep is never
As remotely as beautiful
As when man and woman
Hop into bed – to each other’s arms
To sleep to the melody and song
Of one lullaby of 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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