nimal dunuhinga

Rookie - 151 Points (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

Spectacle - Poem by nimal dunuhinga

My little sparrow flies all over the middle east sky
and she tells'A sparkle round the clock there,
they are at the frontier face to face'.
For what?
A friendly chat?
No my dear they are willing to see the blood each other.
A tyrannize movement!
I passed a message to my little sparrow
'If possible ask the raincloud to make an incessant rain and
a typhoon to scatter all these inhuman invalids
and moisture their heads, brains and souls'
She replied ' I'll try my level best uncle'
Now she calls me uncle,
Oh! I am ageing?

Dedication to the poetess Huda.Orfali

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  • (7/22/2006 2:54:00 AM)

    A very touching piece Nimal. You use your craft to make a statement, yet this is not a diatribe, you are much too measured for that.

    The imagery is great and I love that you placed a sparrow at the centre of the narrative rather than going for a tired old cliche such as a dove.
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  • (7/22/2006 1:38:00 AM)

    War really plays no favorites.It brings death to both young and old without regard
    to race, culture or creed. My prayers go up for all of them on the wings of your fragile little sparrow.Very touching poem, Nimal.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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