I Love You

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I smelled you like a jasmine in the night
Stumbled upon your scarlet lips
And made a sweet pledge
To only know your divine taste.
And with time, you grew
To a striking woman who could never
Be toppled over by the wind or fate or god.
And I knew your lips were only
Heaven’s gate and heaven was just south
Of the equator, in an island called
Eden, sparsely vegetated, sandy all around
Where a treasure can be found
To be gently unlocked
By a fumbling key.

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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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