Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Dhammapada Etch

Virtue, it is said,
yields benefit
and evil in turn
just as the wheel follows oxen;
and thus we blaze a path
through the wilderness
of our infirmities
and trudge and toil
to destinations
of bliss undefined
but eternal
as is said.

[inspired by the line drawings of Gamini Abeykoon]

Monday, 24 November 2014


From nothing
to something
to something else
to delight
to teach
to harvest
to decay
to perish
to forget.

[Inspired by the photography of Chandana Wijesinghe]

Sunday, 23 November 2014


The world in pulse
in inhale and exhale gives
movement and stillness
warm and cool
dust and sorrow
joy and departure
mendicant and mendicancy
a festival for perpetuation
but eyes can gaze like caress
stillness is learned
and learning
when stilled
yields truth
and finitude eternal
they say.

[Inspired by the line drawings of Gamini Abeykoon]