Dilantha Gunawardana

Dilantha Gunawardana Poems

881. Galle Face (A Landmark In Colombo) 3/27/2015
882. A Perfect Horizon (A Short Poem) 5/21/2013
883. Kunta Kinte 10/23/2012
884. Kunta Kinte 2 1/21/2013
885. African Elephant 11/10/2012
886. Taj Mahal 11/15/2012
887. An African Adventure 3/31/2013
888. The Wine Glass 4/23/2013
889. Ode To Nerds 3/30/2013
890. Haikus On The Moon (Imperfect Haikus) 3/29/2014
891. Woman 2 3/7/2015
892. The Camel 4/14/2015
893. An Archaic Love Story 1/8/2013
894. Message In A Bottle 5/16/2012
895. A Condom (Haiku) 3/30/2013
896. Haikus On Pregnancy (Imperfect Haikus) 3/29/2014
897. Condom 2 (Haiku) 4/13/2013
898. A Kite In Jaffna 3/16/2015
899. Eyes (6 Imperfect Haiku Poems) 3/29/2014
900. Colombo 3/25/2015
901. Woman 3/7/2015
902. Cinderella (Haiku Poems) 4/11/2014
903. Woman 3 3/8/2015
904. I Am Sri Lankan (Humor Poem) 3/22/2015

Comments about Dilantha Gunawardana

  • Yussuf Muktar (5/26/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    I admire your poetic writings and critical thinking. I invite you to share and evaluate my poems. Thanks

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Best Poem of Dilantha Gunawardana

I Am Sri Lankan (Humor Poem)

I am Sri Lankan
For I am a halfbred in expression
In the twists and flicks of Singlish
Sophisticated as a ‘goda sudda’
And simple as a ‘godaya’………..

I am a Sri Lankan
Bleached by a cup of milk tea
And tanned by coconut arrack
A soul lost to the residue of colonialism
Yet conveniently local……

I am a Sri Lankan
Named after a Portuguese wanderer
Yet prefixed by ancestral identities
Littering good names
With bad numeracy……..

I am Sri Lankan
Just because I like hoppers with bulls eyes
And pieces of roti with scrambled eggs
I bang ...

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Poppy's Hold

The suns raps like burning lava on the skin
As the peau embraces life in its scorching thin
Where the bactrian camels roam in absolute glee
Where fields of poppy smile in their domes of free

Not a mercenary but a proud soldier within
As the terrain desecrates the life from within
As a bomb explodes taking away the carrier's life
Hoards of innocence at mercy in the unfolding strife

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