Tulips inside buckets on street markets
Crying for a little attention, of passers-by

Little canals streaming past granite brides
And lovers of all nature, eclipsing

Little body parts – touch enumerated like
A parade of butterflies settled on receptor termini

The testimony of human emotion in a little girl’s diary
The ineffaceable marks of a bittersweet history

When hope buds were clipped
Before they fully bloomed, like pubescent love.

And here sunflowers are marks of genius
And starry nights are fairy lights dappled on the darkest sky.

And a museum sits by itself in a little corner of town
Charging a small price for insanity.


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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.

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