Dilantha Gunawardana


A Sri Lankan Woman - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

Sometimes true beauty
Comes in a wrapping of vibrant cloth
And a simple coconut-white jacket
Carrying a clay pot filled with water
With a sun coat on her skin
She sways her hourglass hips
And walks from a sun-parched well
Through a clay-fractured footpath
To a mud-crafted house
She is none other than a Sri Lankan woman
Eternally proud of her skin tone
After all tan is her legacy from the sun
And sepia her afterglow

Topic(s) of this poem: woman


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sri Lankan woman

Comments about A Sri Lankan Woman by Dilantha Gunawardana

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/25/2015 9:55:00 AM)


    It is a tribute to our village damsels. Poem looks lovely too. Thanks for sharing. X (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (11/24/2015 9:28:00 AM)


    Lovely poem about lovely women. Thanks, Dilantha (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015



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