Knowledge

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We are light gatherers
A new race that makes a little pursuit

Call knowledge a race against the clock.
We hunt fire flies to plant in our brains

We take apart conjectures on black boards
And we fill jig saw puzzles calling them theories

We are a solar system centered around a brain
Around which planetary thoughts, maybe even genius, orbit

And we call intelligence brightness
Inculcating knowledge, enlightenment

And a little ailing brain with Alzheimer’s
A pot full of wisdom.

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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. wordpress.com/

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