Dilantha Gunawardana


The Auburn Lighthouse


She gazed like a lighthouse
Through sea mists of bronze
To glimpse a rugged boat
The soul of a keeper

As on this shores of longing
Where vestal fires burn off cliffs
A vessel carried forth
The cargo for her lips

Then it finally dawned that day
When the sea mist held her by her arms
And the boat anchored to her soul

As she finally surrendered her lips
To the cataclysm of passion
An incandescent light gently flickered
Never to summon another boat

Submitted: Monday, October 28, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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About a red-headed girl's quest for love

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,206 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (10/29/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    As on this shores of longing
    Where vestal fires burn off cliffs
    A vessel carried forth
    The cargo for her lips

    it take such imageries to make reading poetry worthwhile!
    splendid. (Report) Reply

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