Love is not a serving of affection
It is the flood, the savage whitewater
That swamps you, and takes you for a ride
Like Noah’s ark in floodwater

And she will take you to places
You never imagined existed. Like a little
Cathedral with a nave and shrine
A holy place for a pilgrim. Where you make
Offerings of scented candles.

And one shrine is all it takes
To take the gypsy off the pilgrim
A little love is the holiest alter known to man
And as tabernacles are erected
Oracles and priestesses communicate
The mortal to the divine

And that pidgin of sounds and words
Is a little proclamation, a hosanna
That son of man is all flesh
And god is one immeasurable feeling
A self-evident blinding truth
Expanding beyond the holiest corps

And we call that burst of sentience



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.

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