Thursday, 4 December 2014

Aerial Photography

Those common infirmities
read in infinite ways
of ripples, form and color-splash
bend with sensitivities
birthed in forgotten ages
of root, wingtip and claw –
they arrive
in cosmic predictability
that eludes
and yet prompts standstill
and soft acknowledgment
of infirmities;
and lost and found
in this profound blend
we yield
to silence and embrace

and arms unnamed. 

[Inspired by the photography of Chandana Wijesinghe]

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The protection doctrine

As mother embraces child
protects as best she can
shields from worldly horrors
so too the world shields
in known and unknown ways
foliage and shelter
sunshine and rain
those who submit
yield to the eternal verities
in conscious equanimity.

[Inspired by the line drawings of Gamini Abeykoon]