nimal dunuhinga

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

A Softie Moves Smoothly - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

It's an early gloomy morning.
And it seems Sun forgets to rise!
The single's door is open.
A black cat mewls on the doorstep
And a gadfly enters and stays for a while.
The next door maiden comes in to give the newspaper.
You can hear a faint cry inside the house
And the penniless old man is no more.
He belongs to the pauper's graveyard
And the funeral is over quietly.
The doleful maiden writes a memorandum.
'At last he left leaving the black cat his will for me.'

Comments about A Softie Moves Smoothly by nimal dunuhinga

  • (10/16/2006 5:00:00 PM)

    This one is a portrait with many colours, but all muted. Again, the straightforward directness of your approach captures the reader's attention and touches his/her heart. How subtly you evoke the old man's death and the last line about the cat gives the poem an unexpected twist. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (10/16/2006 3:08:00 PM)

    Rich atmosphere and fine imagery sustained in this shadowy little poem. Very touching, Nimal.

    Kind regards,


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  • Tailor Bell (10/16/2006 2:43:00 PM)

    this was a soothing read, nimal. flowing work. -Tailor (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 15, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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