Hemakumar Nanayakkara

Rookie (Colombo / Sri Lanka)

Island Of Paradise - Poem by Hemakumar Nanayakkara

Paradise in the middle
of a deep blue ocean
Bordered by beautiful
golden sandy beaches
Rows of coconut trees
sway on the coastline
Swing gently to the rhythm
of refreshing breezes

Cascades of water pouring
from central hills
Splashing in between rocks
into flowing streams
Slowly fluxing through
evergreen valleys
Silently meandering towards
a pearly ocean

Beautiful breathtaking
distant sceneries
Visions through thin
misty curtains
Perfectly manicured
vast tea plantations
Eye catching green carpets
on hillsides

Gardens dressed in
elegant flowers
Blossoms bloom in diverse
attractive colours
Jasmine, Chrysanthemum
Gardenia and Roses
Spread irresistible fragrances
and exquisite flavours

Adventurous evergreen
tropical rain forests
Free animal lives linger in
wildlife sanctuaries
Cultivated paddy fields
are a symbol of prosperity
Wonderful Island of paradise
is a place of serenity


Copyright(c) Hemakumar Nanayakkara


Comments about Island Of Paradise by Hemakumar Nanayakkara

  • (7/14/2008 7:49:00 AM)

    This is a great tribute to our mother lanka. Nicely penned.Well done.
    With Metta,
    Kolitha
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  • (7/7/2008 7:48:00 AM)

    Oh my Gawd, I want to go there. That was a beautiful picture you created in my mind. Thankyou (Report)Reply

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  • (6/21/2008 2:22:00 AM)

    as one who read a bit of srilankan writers, i see the island island coming alive to me... (Report)Reply

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  • (6/17/2008 6:46:00 PM)

    Such a beautiful description of a paradise remaining today on earth. Paradise, worldwide, was the Creator's original plan, temporarily interrupted, soon to be fulfilled. Beautifully described, thank you. Jeannie (Report)Reply

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  • (5/31/2008 12:16:00 PM)

    beautiful imagery you painted a stunning scene...your words sat in the sun and turned golden.........to match this amazing piece. *10*


    best wishes
    Jon
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  • (5/30/2008 9:32:00 AM)

    Wow! what an island you have...a great imagery in your poem..I enjoyed reading it...

    Cate
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  • Kesav Easwaran (5/12/2008 11:04:00 AM)

    yes...that is the emerald isles...your mother land! i fully agree with you, hemakumar! congrats... (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Falcone (5/5/2008 9:55:00 AM)

    Hemakumar - your imagery was positively lovely.....makes me want to be there NOW! Thanks for sharing! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/27/2008 1:39:00 AM)

    awsome, perfect 10 for this, this is a wonderful poem, one could visualise the beauty of island in this (Report)Reply

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  • (4/24/2008 7:00:00 PM)

    This is quite lovely Hemakumar. I assume it's a description of your beloved Sri Lanka. What other place on this earth has quite the depth of exotic, lush color and brilliant skies. A thoroughly appealing poem, straight from the heart. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2008 8:21:00 AM)

    H.N, Remarkable poems. I think, this is the latent nostalgia for you and for the reader of inspiration... Kindest regards, Tsira (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (4/20/2008 3:08:00 AM)

    Lovely imagery and and wonderful words expressed here Hemarkumar, you have captured the whole scene beautifully. Well done.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (4/19/2008 5:02:00 AM)

    Definitely a description of shi lanka and not switzerland. i understand that it is a bit of an island paradise and this beauty is well captured in a natural flowing style. keep writing (Report)Reply

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  • (4/17/2008 6:28:00 AM)

    Nature's beauty seen through your words..... splendid. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2008 9:25:00 PM)

    A precious gemstone come alive on the face of our wonderful world, blinking in so many various colours, as likewise is this simply fantastic poem itself, which describes this island jewel so brilliantly. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2008 12:18:00 PM)

    wow, beautiful imagery in this one. Damn i was just in the bahama's too, your making me want to go back! I really liked your description of the different types of flowers.....sure as hell beats upstate NY (Report)Reply

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  • (4/14/2008 5:14:00 AM)

    Brings back memories from long ago when I was ayoung man and visited ceylon (Report)Reply

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  • (4/12/2008 8:23:00 AM)

    Very pleasureable trip filled with food for all the senses. Nice the way you start at the seashore and then gradually work up into the heights and distances eventually out into the forever. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2008 8:56:00 PM)

    I had the feeling being in that place you discribe. It Must be the paradise from my heart (Report)Reply

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  • (3/22/2008 1:44:00 AM)

    thanks for letting our eyes visualise
    the paradise with the beauty of words...
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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