Udaya R. Tennakoon
Udaya R. Tennakoon Poems
- Evening Walk Aimless mind slap bang Coated out to ...
- I Am A Star Because Of You So... I am a star Larger than ...
- My Bag My bag with me like shadow Comes without a ...
- Room In The Heart The apartment of the heart A reserved room...
- Flock Together To Defeat Evil Swarming you from out and ...
- Belonging Above the space Among countless stars The moon ...
- To The Daughter The time it was insisted In torrential rain ...
As a Diaspora Poet, he lives in Zürich, Switzerland, but his home country is Sri Lanka, where he was born in 1970. Being a political refugee, he sees the world in many perspectives and engages with writing, theater, and research. Tennakoon graduated from University of Colombo and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. At the University of Basel, Switzerland, and also at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, He has studied ‘History’ in his bachelor, ‘Drama and Theater’ and ‘Peace and Conflict Transformation’ for my master Studies. As a writer, he has published several books in Sinhala and has done some theater works. He contributes articles to many websites and also as a social activist, he has ... more »
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''Without minority called it is motherlandminority
Without symbolic father called it is fatherland
Way of rhythm seems to be a grave land
War of victory celebrates in barren land''
''In a house they livepeace
Two wars done in their worlds
Calmness, deepness sit in hearts
Where the peace lives''
''War Crime:War Crime
A punishment to the past
In that criminals were enthroned
A prediction to the future
In that humanity to be
Civilized and dignified''
Aimless mind slap bang
Coated out to spring
Dressed up, bear body hiding
Set out the old road along
The bus or the tram
Unless may be the train
To right or the left no plan
Time and space came
The side where I belonged to
The tram was on way from left to
Undecided space came think to
Opened the door just get into
Passengers were on seats
Passersby were in streets
Seemed to be direct targets
Looking at their end points
Planned and minded among
Blank and aimless I am
Getting down one by one
One and only in I ...