Dilantha Gunawardana


An Affair With The Moon - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

I sought the crescent moon, your body on water
Paddled the oars to the center of a lake crater
There I could see you wrinkles, a spinster of age
The epitome of a virgin on the galactic stage

I still tried to kiss you to wet my yearning lip line
The cold frothy water moistened your soul to mine
Even in your absence, your mirage consummated my lust
As to the soul of Selene, surrendered my lips' crust

I broke my body against the very tides of your bliss
As my naked vessel was bathed by your nighttime kiss
As the cold water collided with my erected skin
The soul swam like a fish granted an adventitious fin

The promise of Selene as she shattered my brittle loneliness
As my body surrendered to her reflection in sodden nakedness
As tides of love ambushed my body I could witness the ripple in thee
Did I finally consummate our love, to set your body free

Make love to me Selene immersed in a shallow lake
Shatter my virginity as to your body my yearnings brake
A summer dip in the waters consumed by your earthly span
As I discovered the bliss that perpetuates in the darkest fantasies of man

Love me from you pedestal on the heavenly perch
Tremble me with your reflection on the shadow of a birch
Enslave me to your religion your imperfection on earth
As I let go forever my last morsel of reality, to soak in tides of your mirth


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A fantasy poem

Comments about An Affair With The Moon by Dilantha Gunawardana

  • Silver Star - 3,265 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (3/28/2014 11:28:00 AM)

    Love me from you pedestal on the heavenly perch
    Tremble me with your reflection on the shadow of a birch

    sweetest fantasy! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, March 28, 2014


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