Dilantha Gunawardana

The Teardrop Eden (Sri Lanka)

An exhaled breath incarnated the telamon of man
As god meticulously interlaced his master plan
As clay metamorphosed to a temple of flesh
As fibers dipped in bronze spun to an intricate mesh
As the chassis of a woman arose from a sanctified rib
The story of creation was narrated by a celestial nib
Gazing at the marvel of life, god succumbed to a deluge
For God’s euphoric vessel to surrender to her refuge
Yet one maverick tear plummeted to the Indian ocean
To sculpt a landmass from a tear’s arrestation
Thus unfolded the fable of an isle, a serendipitous shore
As from a runaway tear mythical Eden bore

Submitted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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How god created Eden, a name associated with Sri Lanka

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  • Freshman - 2,309 Points Patricia Grantham (6/18/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    Very Nice! Reminds me how God created
    the universe in all its glorious splendor.
    Words can't this describe this magnificent
    work of creation. I must say you did a good job of it!
    Appreciated. (Report) Reply

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