A Sonnet (Love)

Sleep Sheets Bed Sex Feet Erotism In Love Toes
Sleep Sheets Bed Sex Feet Erotism In Love Toes

In that destined instant, between now and never
Was a wishbone, longer, beckoning forever
She was the lass who counted a whole eternity
While he leaned over, and lifted her careless knee

And they both bled something beauty could not contain
Like the crimson tide, of red sea algae fame, in brief sustain
It was the blush of a cheek, after the forgone kiss
Like a moon turning to her pink-emboldened bliss

How sweet, not to know, the height or blight
How forgone is her mouth, in physics of bite and flight
And they made love like fools, under the full moon bright
Like a sacred prayer that exclaims in delight

And so, the baby fool, who carried, a heart so obesely big,
Learnt Juliet’s fire, was lit, by a lengthy twig of fig.

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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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