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…

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…

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…

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…

Canada

There is a land of unheralded sweetness A melting pot under the northern sun Where one finds Indian and Sri Lankan refugees With skin tones as brown as the maple syrup Tapped from a bough of sugar maple And the industrious oriental migrant As bamboo-yellow as the autumn foliar dressing On the tips of golden…

Monsoon Feeling (2)

Pink and yellow in stripes and bands On a twilight sky sprinkled with light Kites hovering in the distance Waltzing with the veering wind A rainbow arches beyond the visible horizon As if to pave a highway of nostalgia To monsoons of yesteryear When rain water splashed on window panes As if to eavesdrop on lovers …