Dilantha Gunawardana

Pineapple - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

A phenomenal goddess flaunting her yellow sundress
Basking on a stub on the sun-baked earth's crest
With a bouquet of condensed leaves on her zenith
Enwrapped in a million eyes, her life surrounded by myth
She exudes her succulence like the buxom breasts of Aphrodite
Oozing the syrup of her pith for the taste buds to resurrect in glee
She is the face of a nation the golden shores of the Philippines
A creature loved for her naïve fervor like a corked bottle of wine
She graces the wide open erect like the bough of a coconut palm
Her eyes are tender like the moon in her graceful charm
She is a canny warrior in her battle with the glare of Ra
As the wheels of evolution were kind to her as she holds no fateful scar
She will assimilate her carbon with the celestial blessings of Selene
As she lies awake at night like an insomniac queen
She holds her rightful place on luaus on platters of exoticism
She will twinkle in the dark like cats eyes bathing in mysticism
She flaunts her shimmering yellow birth stitch as she dishevels her sundress
To exudes tides of her succulence in her favorite press
As the tongue waltzes to her apical empyrean sensation
As taste buds prostrate to the flavor of her tiger-like striation
She is a true wonder on earth basking in Gaia's equatorial terrain
To bestow a whisk of Ambrosia to the taste of man

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Ode to one of my favorite fruits

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2013

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