Adara Kathawa (Love Story)


Adara kathawa – love story
Will always be a little different
Possessing different chemistries
Articulating distinct professions
Of love’s smorgasbord

Love – adaraya – is
Seemingly eye-glimmering
Heart-cheering and lip-pacifying
And will burn alaya – lust
Till only whisks remain
And those lapses of sensibility
Become ineffaceable montages
Bonded in time-atoms
Flowing past inlets
Wetting emotions

When lover – adara wanthaya
Carries mementos of framed time
Nailed on damp-proof walls
Of unoblivious timelessness.


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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