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Another Valentine’s Day Poem

Love Thank you

To and fro, the high and low tides,
Fate and the fated, and man,
Who searches for woman, 
Spanning the seven seas,
To spawn a moment,
That gives as much as it takes,
The aching heart climbing,
Onto another. The little exclamations
The bursts of laughter,
The silence that weds two gazes,
And the palms in soft caress.
Two people and an epiphany
Of how one knows, instinctively
That she will outgrow everything else,
How love too begins as a zygote,
And becomes a heartbeat.
The rapture that aches in absence
And follies in company,
The formidability of a focal point
That compliments without words,
In one beautiful deed, a kiss.
How impulsive you are in the presence
Of another, the caress before
The cascade, the motionless point
Of blissed convergence, of lips,
No longer capable of asunder.


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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