Udaya R. Tennakoon


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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, ... more »

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  • ''Without minority called it is motherland
    Without symbolic father called it is fatherland
    Way of rhythm seems to be a grave land
    War of victory celebrates in barren land''
    minority
  • ''In a house they live
    Two wars done in their worlds
    Calmness, deepness sit in hearts
    Where the peace lives''
    peace
  • ''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''
    War Crime
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  • Usha Punathil (9/23/2012 3:37:00 PM)

    good poems! ! !
    CONTEMPORARY AND SENSIBLE
    congrtas

  • Usha Punathil (9/23/2012 3:36:00 PM)

    good poems..contemporary and sensible..congrtas

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Best Poem of Udaya R. Tennakoon

My Bag

My bag with me like shadow
Comes without a word
Hanging on my back
Bearing burden inside

Wherever I go
Behind me
What I put into it
Never got angry

When I have a rest
Keeping aside it
Until the destination
It has no rest

Strength, shape and beauty
Dwindles and fades gradually
Heartfelt mate and buddy
I cannot throw it away

Carried out past of me
Dug up memories of me
Never told secrets of me
It is a witness of me

Being a part of my identity
Stayed with an inseparable life
Many time I felt so pity
This is ...

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