Writer’s Grief


A seething thought
In the absence of an audience to clinically dissect
A body of work or acclaim the light
Seen through a gaping pupil

Words will sometimes be, a little hard on the tongue
And a little puzzling for grey-white knots
Yet this scenic drive through the traffic
Needs a clutch and the first gear to master
And verse punches a little awe – mighty at times
From the opus in front and makes a writer
A little obese in heart and basking in a fat stream
Of 20/20 vision, of a roused beholder

And while one star is born, another 99
Are making little stellar formations
On a 1960s vintage type-writer
Searching for a moonlit night
To shoot away to Orion’s nebula

Wishing upon a miracle……


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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