nimal dunuhinga

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

A Mason's Daughter And A Carpenter's Son - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

Each & every muddy brick
And the wooden planks of their house
Whisper about the courageous parents
And the cottage comes up gradually.
The proud sky is bit inquisitive it seems
And the humble river says;
'Do not worry, their innocent roof won't touch and bother you anyhow.'
Big ferries cross the river with huge cranes and building materials
And the proposed 'Toy Factory' build up very soon as per the country bald-headed Mayor's election promise.
The old ferryman sings in a sad voice late at midnight;
'Hey! Dear Sons & Daughters
Definitely you all get jobs
And you meet strange faces with a new busy culture.
But don't change your lifestyle and let them burn your halcyon cottages
Those were built by your poor parents hardly.'

*Certainly the rich stormy winds ruin the bourgeoisie Folklore.
-From the poor ferryman's Scrapbook.-


Comments about A Mason's Daughter And A Carpenter's Son by nimal dunuhinga

  • (1/2/2010 10:16:00 PM)


    Your poem expresses the challenges of change very prettily. Your cottage is alive with dreams and the new factory must never overwhelm that which has been built before the cranes and truckloads of building materials disturb the peaceful scene. A nostalgic poem, rich with allegory. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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  • (12/29/2009 2:55:00 AM)


    I am always fascinated by the way you personalize
    skies and rivers. May the old ferryman never
    lose his wisdom.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 28, 2009



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