Dilantha Gunawardana


Love Letters and Poetry


Finger tips caress a rugged typewriter
Sipping a centenarian wine
While the psyche falls down
Chutes of inspiration
For a concoction of idyllic words

As poetry beckoned
From a letter-box with an open hatch
Unveiling a solitary parchment
A concoction of lipstick and ink
That arouses the nostrils
With her archaic fragrance
Of indigo pigments on pressed wood pulp

For poetry and love letters
Are blood siblings
One, the soul of solitude
And the other the hammer of loneliness
Fiery die-hard nemeses
To the mundane trickle of time

For man has always been a slave to love
Narcissistic and amorous
A melange of sugar and honey
Edulcorating the chambers of man

Oh the spell of poetry
To a man nourished by amorous words
On an ivory white parchment
He soars like a seraph
And beddazles like a supernova
For he is nourished
By the silky feel of a virgin blade
And the ambrosia of words

When a lonely chair
Feels like an august throne
On top of mount Olympus
And the bottle shaft
Caresses like a sceptre
When the wines of the gods
Fuel mortal fingertips
To weave tapestries
Immortalized on retinal canvasses

Epistles of love
Like firewood to a fireplace
Igniting flames of poetry
From the vaults of the neanderthal man
Living in caves of antiquity

When words waltz like waves
On a seabed of paper
And the soul wades in naked
To be soaked by her splendor

When love is the fertilizer
And poetry the blooming tulips
Twinkling like stars in the twilight skyline
Of a sable modernity

Submitted: Friday, August 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013
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A Poem On How Love Spurs Poetry!

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