Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


A Mural On Water


A mirror sculpted
By the fluidity of fresh water
On the banks of a placid lake
A mural of reflection of a scathing loneliness
For Narcissus took refuge
In his god-bestowed perfection
To escape the jaws of loneliness
Bequeathed by an unheralded idyllic beauty
For aesthetic beauty is a behemoth creature
That transmutes man
To the superficiality of popular love
That evaporates like naphthalene
To leave man seeking refuge
In the solitude of his own reflection

Submitted: Saturday, March 30, 2013

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  • Roseann Shawiak (4/15/2014 1:48:00 AM)

    Love this poem, the rhythm flows so gently through it's loneliness,
    as it seeks refuge in the solitude of his own reflection. It is
    melancholic and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (3/30/2013 9:53:00 AM)

    seeking refuge in the solitude of his own reflection. good poem. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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