Two Sports Poems

Cricket 2


In that testimony
Of two fists that sting and flutter
Like species of insects, you find
A glorious drone-like fury
With no traces of hate


In the custody of white knights
You find the leather and the willow
Playing an ingenious battle
On a dried piece of lawn
That understates the degree of talent
That goes in, to quell speed and spin,
Which when inversed, still equilibrates,
The sheer deftness of technique
Exploiting the lottery of lady luck.


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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