Canon in D Minor

Daniela & Frank's Gorgeous Cambridge Mill Wedding, Anne Edgar Photography
Daniela & Frank’s Gorgeous Cambridge Mill Wedding, Anne Edgar Photography

When I listen
To Canon in D minor
I am transformed in history
To a woman who made me realize
That marriage, although not a mainstay
In 21st century society,
Will always be the canon
Of love. The wanderer’s flame
Searches for a thread to flare up
And to let a piece of music
Carry her down a nave and isle
So tenderly like Aladdin’s mat
Had transformed into a pair of heels.
And she was dazzling
And everything stood irrelevant
Except a little ring on a finger
And a vow for eternity
And Pachelbel carried her
Into my arm, and let her
Trespass on my lips. And now
She dances to my music
And I to hers, and this canon of ours
Solvates every God-given fabric
– Muscle, tendon and ligament –
Transcending melting points
Liquefying bliss.


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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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