Dilantha Gunawardana


Sight (2) - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

I look around
At the suitors that surround me
A closed bud teasing in the foreplay of beauty
A lonely rainbow arching like a static skipping rope
Held in tension between earth and heaven
Gifting man with a prelude to the monsoons
Where drops of perfume pour out from clouds
To leave behind the fragrance of petrichor
A landscape where each horizon
Symbolizes a snapshot of creation
As man closes his hedonic eyes
To quell every figment of imagination
And gaze beneath his soul’s cover
To see what pollutes the essence of being
Man’s inner wealth, a bullion of greed
Her tenacity and perseverance
What no overhaul of beauty can ever evanesce
Nor opulence can ever mitigate
As one man who has everything, looks at a lonely bud
And wonders how wise it is
Never to open one’s eyes………

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sight/Vision

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015



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