Why we didn’t have sex
Before marriage, was not a case
Of fear of the unknown, or a stage
I’m not a thespian at, it was just a wait
For the sheer delight that heart-works
Could usher, the body’s prayer to one day
Rejoice in Hosanna

And in our honeymoon
We made a tempest glorious
Crashing like a late-summer hurricane
You were infallible like Calliope ushering in a poetic prayer
To a vessel who only knew solitude

That day still remains in memory
When love was presented
Like a ciborium holding my flesh
To be dipped in your perfectly aged wine.
Love could do no wrong that night.

We made love until your face
Was as bright as the sun shining at the lamb in adoration
And soon, my moon too, was shimmering
Like a raised monstrance.
Eclipse was beautiful.

Love was now unsealed for perpetuation.


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. wordpress.com/

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