A Poem

Notice Blossom

On a keyboard, typing a wave of words,
Undulated expression, stealthily moving
Along a nexus between thought and expression
Of a poem in the making, that like life
Is a fate-blossomed episode. When born
They become our gifts to mankind, fickle offerings
Of our time on this planet, our legacies,
Those staying-prone alibis of time,
Our testimonies that we were not
Merely custodians, but landscape artists
Who sculpted the topography of providence
Into the blissful harmony of words, and hung
Them on an arras of parchment,
From where they became their own prints
In their transposition from mythology
To a work of abstraction, which
When molested by eye, gives legitimacy
To beauty, to divide and conquer.


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. wordpress.com/

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