Sarah C.


I look at your picture
I’m flooded by a deluge of you.
And I’m a little paper boat
Drenched to the point of sink
Remembering the paper-moment
When I asked to you spend
A weekend with me in the Eastern Visavayas
A land of love and paper moons.

If, if, if ………(An Echo)

Perhaps that echo is louder
Than the memory of your brown irises
Wrapped in glasses and the ivory enclosure
Around your heart; and me,
Missing our bodies in that defining moment
When we can only feel the ledges tipping over
Knowing that the dream ends there;
And the nightmare begins…

The weight of saudade……

Sinking my paper hull.


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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