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Sadness Explored

Summer Nature Zinnia Yellow Orange Flora Flowers

My forensic eye, sees white pebbles
Inside a bowl in the middle of the round table
In our dining room. They glimmer faintly, 
Their disclosure, sculpting a little sunny face,
My stretched lips, hiding the somber
Times, waking up to a gentle day,
Into the gregarious wind and the rustling coconut leaves
As I shake away all the roaming monsters
That threaten my fickle happiness,
Throwing myself into a typewriter
Typing that poem, journeying from mind to paper,
Endangering tristesse, the soft inner core,
That fills on slippery analgesia, while
The zinnias, those little radiant suns on earth,
Angle towards a yellow dwarf in the sky,
Positively phototrophic, saturated
With little insects on the inner petals. And In this
Schematic of co-evolution, you find, zinnias and verses,
Muse and musings, robbing each other,
Of a briefly lit limelight.


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 – -, where he has nearly 2000 poems.

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