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ND (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

Swallowed

WHEN DARKNESS BESIEGED THE LAND
AT RUSTLING WINDS I FLOAT AWAY
THE SAME DUST OF WHICH I'M PREY
LAID ME IN MOTHER'S HAND


WHEN THE TWILIGHT STARTS TO BREAK
MY YOUTHFUL FACE SHALL NOT BE FOUND
QUIET ASLEEP BELOW THE GROUND
STILL BECOMES TOO DARK TO WAKE

SHE CALLS ME OUT THAT EARTHEN BED
THAT I MIGHT EST CRAWL FROM SLUMBER'S GRIP
NOW SHE CALLS HER WANDERING SON TO SLEEP
UNTO HER WAITING ARMS I LAY MY HEAD

HOVERING CLOUDS SHOT AN ARROW OF GLOOM ON THE WIDOW
ALL THE WINDS SPRINKLES ASH OVER THE EARTH
I'VE MET PEACE ON THE TURBULENT DEEP OF DEATH
AS FOR THE EARTH, I REST AMONGST THE SWALLOWED

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Comments (5)

I like the lines: A single star gossips with the Moon. An he hears their secret croon. A sad imaginery. The loneliness is really heart-breaking in this piece. Have a nice day. B.B.
This poem surely makes eyes wet…but the ambience will make heat leap…a perfect blend…light and shade… Ten Ms. Nivedita UK
A poem of pure enchantment. I love to think of a star gossiping with the moon. The mood is sad, but the word picture is beautiful. Write on, Nimal. Warm regards, Sandra
beautiful nimal, love it
Another wonderful poem, Nimal! I love your image filled style.-TGR