A Sonnet (Honeymoon)


Life that crab so unlike the hermit kind
Searching for the adversary the ocean find
Nature takes its course like a rosy estuary
Swallowed through, down her fearless belly

In that fringe horizon between truth and dare
Lies my body scavenged by greed and bare
That lady who became forever my truly Godiva
On a skin saddle, a naked rodeo diva

She, the queen, on my levying underside
Missionary, our prayer, down on her mercy side
As blind side maketh her, a Darwinian canine
She rises to the occasion, like a bitch’s behind

Crab-clawed, I hung on, until the end of the saga,
Pink ocean in retreat, to my still pouting delta.


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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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