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Sand Castles

Sand Castle at the Beach

There are day reveries and rapid eye motion
And there are the dreams that never sleep on you.

The type that makes you search,
For the idyllic, the standard set by yourself,
Reachable by sweat and toil.

But what do we do, when the dreams
Are too tall, too steep, too costly,
To our never-ending perseverance

What do we do, with those footprints left on sand,
The same mounds of wet sand, found on the inside
Of our dream-prone hearts.

Where castles used to stand.

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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