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Dilantha Gunawardana


A Hammock


Sitting placidly on her mid-air perch
A sanctuary of the soul like an enshrined church
A tapestry of fabric in her elaborate lattice
Cradling my inner child in her summer antics
Swinging her buxom body to and fro
Tumbling like a kite in her frolicking flow
Caught in a bizarre love triangle kissing twin boughs
As she is a promiscuous creature in her sultry bows
She is eternally loved by the dorsal cover of man
As the gaze of Ra leaves an endearing summer tan
She snuggles like a pillow and twirls like a spring
She paddles her hips to serenade the wind
She will ripple to the passing torrents of Aeolus
She will gaze at the cloud cover at the passing cumulus
She knows her calling as the sorcerer of ataraxia
As yearning hearts frolic in yesteryear's nostalgia
She will buoy the human heart to her lofty pedestal
For man to embrace a tantric bliss from her penthouse celestial
She is the cradle that lifts humanity from the gravity of stress
She the guardian of summer mirth in her canvas sundress

Submitted: Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Ode to a hamock

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