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Islamophilia

Man Arab Male Muslim Seashore Clothing Walk

The thawb and kefiyyah
Of a man, with olive skin
Tanned, golden, prosperous
In waist, in wealth and in wives.
He worships a god, just like I do
He prostrates, while I kneel down,
He and I, we both pray,
He looks after his wives and daughters,
Like his own prized treasures
The way I look after my wife,
And the beauty here is,
This man reminds us all that,
We are all wadis without religion
And oases with god.

Author:

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana graduated from the University of Melbourne, as a molecular biologist, and moonlights as a poet. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dilantha lives in a chimeric universe of science and poetry. Dilantha’s poems have been accepted for publication /published in HeartWood Literary Magazine, Canary Literary Magazine, Boston Accent, Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry, Zingara Poetry Review, The Wagon and Ravens Perch, among others. Dilantha too has two anthologies of poetry, 'Kite Dreams' (2016) and 'Driftwood' (2017), both brought to the readership by Sarasavi Publishers, and is working on his third poetry collection (The Many Constellations of Home). Dilantha’s pet areas of teaching and research, include, Nitrogen Fixation, RNA biology, Phytoremediation, Agricultural Biology, and Bioethics & Biosafety. Dilantha blogs at – https://meandererworld.wordpress.com/ -, where he has nearly 2000 poems.

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