Dilantha Gunawardana


Atlantis


No passing mistral nor torrents of fate
Floating idly like jettisoned ocean freight
Searching for Atlantis to garnish the heart
Lost in a prehistoric spell no winds to chart
An archaic spell of love that grips my destiny
Heart holistically smitten to a queen on a golden penny
Secure in the arms of her prince in her winter's paradise
Though she saw the light of creation in the pearl of spice
Yet the dream of Atlantis looms to the disoriented psyche
A continent bathing in milk and honey, as the chambers flee
The land of respiring caryatids of empyrean goddesses
Where the heart has her valor like garrisons of marching forces
To find love once again in the tentacles of a lass
To orient my feeble vessel with a compass's mast
Hoping for St Elmo's spark to grace my feeble catamaran
To row towards the Red Sea in the grace of Pan
Pass the isle of Socotra and the nativity of Mocha
Rounding the birthplace of humanity, Aden's star
The hunt for the myth of Atlantis pass the sanguine-soaked sea
To reignite the heart's flame with destiny' key
To rupture a medieval spell to free the tormented heart
To sculpt a new crossroad for a brazen sailor to chart
As Atlantis looms to idle heart as a mythical Eden
For love to cradle in the depths of my heart's beacon

Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Edited: Thursday, January 24, 2013
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A poem about finding Atlantis of the heart

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