Celebrating a Diverse World on Poson Day

How the mythological gods, Used a compass to draw a perfect circle, In the night sky, and color it saffron yellow.  How God turns to a student, looking At his own creation, just like We are always keen to learn something new, Knowing we are indebted, to monks, Priests and imams, to keep us Abreast…

Vesak 3

The gratuity of a pandol, A spectacle in light, or a Dansal, Where they give ice cream, Or a whole meal. What has no price, No motive and no gain, As people flock, not just to fill their Famished tummies, also to be part of festivities, To be one with a celebration Of what is…

Vesak Poems (2)

Vesak 4 Light as in the type Emitted by aureoles of Buddha Climb through the pupil And fall to the gravity of the human heart When only light Can make wonder stand alone On a deserted chamber And radiate through every tip Artery and neural end To make the solitude of mirth Like the ripple…

Vesak Poems

Vesak 1 When all the shops in town Hang a closed sign For the common man to flock To a draped seat where enlightenment Radiates from lips through ear. Still sermons, they don’t move The Himalayan mountains Through a crack in the conscience, Nor people less attracted to color And light, wanting so much To…

Six Haiku Poems

Fiery Fire danced In a flaming dress As the wind sang First Time Love fruit Ripened to time To pluck Foliage Red dresses In a clearance sale Autumn Star-crossed Lovers Night and day In circadian cycles Romeo and Juliet Ballet of Destruction One ballerina In an endless pirouette Tornado Poya (Full Moon) The full moon…