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 – 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.


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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