Eulogy for Trees

There are gravestones, each different From the other; the surf board wood, The furniture wood, the cinnamon bark The vanilla extract, the king coconut fruits, And many more. Even the old school botanists Are to blame for separating with little meaning, Like the colonials did in southern Africa. Every tree carries paired opposing lungs, Crowded … Continue reading Eulogy for Trees

A Poem in Canary Literary Magazine

My latest poem to appear in a peer-reviewed journal. Its always nice when you write a biological poem that has relevance to nature and perhaps drives home the message, how vulnerable some species are. The journal is Canary Literary Magazine. Enjoy! http://canarylitmag.org/contents.php#745    

Two Poems in American Journal of Poetry (Jan 2018)

Two Poems of mine on the theme of the environment and environmental conservation appear in the Jan 2018 edition of American Journal of Poetry. Please take a read, if you like poetry, or if you’re an activist or voice for environmental conservation. http://www.theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/v4-gunawardana.html Hope 2018 will bring you abundant joy, riches of the heart, and … Continue reading Two Poems in American Journal of Poetry (Jan 2018)

Spring

Perhaps in this seasonal bout, Of hay fever, you will find in your nasal voice A cheer to spur yourself, to go out to the garden, To see the floral display, All of nature’s butterfly attractants Learning that pollen is just, The softest art of letting go voluntarily, Using the master trickery of glue. A … Continue reading Spring

Bambarakanda (The Tallest Waterfall in Sri Lanka)

Between the drapery of cones and needles Of a pine forest, rests an indomitable Wonder, a trickle at most, even in the monsoons The pure nectar of the land Lunging past a ledge and falling Like the tresses of a mountain goddess. A waterway that scales the mighty fortresses And washes away the granite cheeks … Continue reading Bambarakanda (The Tallest Waterfall in Sri Lanka)

Sunset

I looked out One window holding two others And far far away, a dragon’s mouth As fiery as hell’s gate And as near perfect as a circle Dipped to plant an orb of fire Beneath the sea veneer She dipped as fast as my eyes would tire Until she was gone – from sight When … Continue reading Sunset

MS Windows Ver. Photosynthesis

In machine code Of an operating system Is an intricate set of operations In forward flow - fine-tuned by evolution Like the program called sunlight Downloaded from the heavens And run as lines of code After all The enigma of what is Sun-powered and water-harvested Is only an operating system Named photosynthesis Which boots life … Continue reading MS Windows Ver. Photosynthesis