Jayatissa Liyanage

Gold Star - 8,382 Points (21st June / Walasmulla, Sri Lanka)

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By profession I am an agriculturist. Graduated in Agriculture and postgraduate qualified in crop protection. Served in the Department of Agriculture in Sri Lanka and now a retired person. Poetry had been my most preffered and continued hobby since my school days. Writing poems in English started only few years back about ten of them were published in a leading Sunday Paper in Sri Lanka. Enjoy ... more »

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  • Rookie - 110 Points Luc Leclaire (7/19/2014 1:37:00 AM)

    I'm very grateful that you enjoyed my poem about the World Cup. I especially liked your poem about the mother, although it was sad she was murdered.

  • Rookie Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/8/2014 6:47:00 AM)

    sounds really great. you are showing your emotions nice. you will have great future in poetry. i invite you to read my poems. as a friendly look.

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Best Poem of Jayatissa Liyanage

First English Teacher Of Mine

Clad in long white pants
Folded ‘n Tucked up at ankle
Seated on mate's cycle bar
Arrived he, at our village school
The first ever English Teacher

Every eye alike, turned un-blinked
Observing his alien walk
In astonishment, entire school
In high volume, shouted
Ayubovan (Welcome) , in harmony!

To the entire school
Opening his first voice, said
'It is good for all to learn
Her Majesty's tongue
From Great Britain.' Wow!

What a great thing, we thought
On the chalk board he drew
Some strange letters and
Pointing at each with ...

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