Dilantha Gunawardana


Simple Pleasures


The protracted gaze of a goddess
As she parts with a glance frozen in the waters of time
The virgin flavor of Ghanian chocolate
On a cold snowy winter morning
The sensuous salivation to mutton Biriyani
On the banks of the Yamuna
The consummation of the sun and the moon
On a clandestine twilight
The endearing smile of a tiny-tot
As she tosses her arms and legs from a wooden cot
The cascading cadences of a magical waltz
Inspired by the serenading tide of the Blue Danube
Oh the beauty of simple pleasures
As they infect your soul
With a glimpse of providence

Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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