Two Poems on Dreams


Dream 1

A pink-purple gerbera on a vase
And still how beautiful is a lone wonder
Striking a pose on her catwalk
Almost like how a hybrid species of life
Poses inside a little homely uterus.

Every petal, a promise,
By a solitary cell, to proliferate
In to the prosperity of multiplicity
From a day when a parsimonious dream,
Smelled so foul in pee breath.

Dream 2

Three Penny Review ā€“ that piece of literature
I want to enter,
Like a pollen in the wind,
That will soon imprint on a page,
Pollinating a dream,
Which in the aftermath, can only make me,
God of the anti-climax.


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 ā€“ 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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