nimal dunuhinga

Rookie - 151 Points (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

A Cripple Ant Near A Mango Tree - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

I have heard about the tasty fruit when it ripens
and the legend says lightning won't peep to your premises
if you grow a mango tree in your yard,
But I am very unhappy as I cannot climb on my neighbour's tree.

* I humbly dedicate this poem to the authoress of the novel 'The House on Mango street' written by Sandra.Cisneros.

Comments about A Cripple Ant Near A Mango Tree by nimal dunuhinga

  • Alison Cassidy (10/6/2008 4:10:00 PM)

    An unusual coupling - the tiny ant and the sensuous mango with its magical properties. Your poem impels the reader to check out the book that inspired it. Another unique poem with a tantalizing fey quality. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Fowler (10/4/2008 3:32:00 PM)

    You seem to have empathy with small helpless creatures. Praise for your sympathetic
    heart. I have not read this book which seems to have made such a great impression on you. Take care.

    Always your friend,


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 3, 2008

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