Ballad To Venus

Romeo and Julliet

Hold me
For I’m the cotton handkerchief
To your pale blue eyes
Rope me
For I’m the rugged jetty
To your untrusting shoulder-blades
Wait for me
For I’m the Nimbus cloud
To your heart’s drought
Bloom on me
For I’m the crescent of the night
To your tender jasmine eyes
Lean on me
For my feet are your tap root
And my arms are your ratha
Tame me
For you are fate’s lasso
And I’m the wild mustang
Enrapture me
Until your only wilderness
Moistens to the turbulence
Of my white water
Drown me
As my hull breaks
Sinking through your infinity
Until I find y
our ecstasy.


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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