Jayatissa Liyanage

Gold Star - 35,611 Points (21st June / Walasmulla, Sri Lanka)

Ending For A Beginning............ - Poem by Jayatissa Liyanage

Without old feeble dying,
where is room for the new born?
Without dropping off ripened,
where would new buds open?
Without sun being set, end of the day
will a fresh day dawn,
with an amusing sun rise?

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok’s Don’t Fear the Death, in PH, I wrote this poem.
Picture - curtsy Colombo Pictures

Comments about Ending For A Beginning............ by Jayatissa Liyanage

  • Chan Mongol (6/15/2016 12:50:00 AM)


    A great poem! One has to leave and vacate the space for another to come and stay. Come and go____This is th name of the game. I love your theme, poet! Very well constructed poem to be rated for 10. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/15/2016 2:46:00 AM)

    Tank you Chan

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  • Valsa George (12/14/2015 9:24:00 PM)


    Yes..... the old has to pave for the young! If the old continue to live, there won't be room for the young ones on Earth. This is applicable to everything! Yellowing leaves must wither for a new spring. The sun must set for a new dawn of fresh promises! You have beautifully put an unquestionable rule of Nature in a crisp and meaningful poem. A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/8/2015 8:25:00 PM)


    The old has to give way to the new! Unless a seed disintegrates in the soil, new life will not sprout! Only with a sun set, there can be a sunrise! These are all unwritten laws of Nature! You have convincingly presented the inevitability of death! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 3:37:00 PM)


    The cyclical nature of life is pervasive. Thanks, Jayatissa (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/5/2015 10:39:00 AM)


    Very interesting, amazing and thought provoking poem on life and death shared really. This has wide vision and nice questions raised. A fresh day dawn with new sun rise is waiting for you. Nice sharing...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 5, 2015



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