March 28, 2018

ගස් ගැන

Trees | Rudy Francisco

I always empathize
with the trees,

how they remain
still when the
flames arrive.

However, I envy
the smoke.

The way it gets
to leave when
the heat comes.

Every time I see
a forest fire,
it reminds me
of us.

Me, still here,
rooted in the
place you left

දිනමිණ වසත් සුළඟ 27. 03.2018

March 25, 2018


sullen stormy skies
spoiling for rain

but far across the meadows-
and the vales beyond
whispering in the wind,
wildflowers bloom

a little glimpse of ochre,
a sea of misty pink
smiles strewn in secret...
for tired eyes to feast

picture drawn in Paint- calligraphy brush

March 20, 2018

මා දකින හැමදේම

Seeing things | Sally Odgers

“There’s no such thing as unicorns,”
My teacher said in class
(She doesn’t know what’s in the park
Dancing in the grass)

“Fairies? Don’t be foolish,”
My brother gives a hoot
But I don’t care—I know they’re there
(I hear their silvered flute)

“Dragons are for stories,”
Gran told me gently once
I called her when I saw one
(But she was having lunch)

They think I’m being silly
And playing make-believe
I can tell fact from fiction
I know what I have seen

And when they dare to tell me
I haven’t any proof
I whistle and say, ‘atoms!’
And wander off aloof

My brother counters, ‘Microscopes!’
(As if I care for that
Has any scientist used one
To examine pixie hats?)

And have you seen the selkies?
Down on the beach today
Splashing in the wavelets
(They look like seals at play)

Maybe others like to think
There are no fairy rings
I wish they’d open up their minds
And join me seeing things

I’ll lead an expedition
And I’m inviting you
To join me in my journey
(I know you see things too.)

දිනමිණ වසත් සුළඟ- 20.03.2018

March 14, 2018

දැරියකගේ හිත

A Girl's Head |Katherine Gallagher

In it there is a dream
 that was started
before she was born
and there is a globe
with hemispheres
which shall be happy
there is her own spacecraft
a chosen dress
and pictures of her friends
there are shining rings
and a maze of mirrors
there is a diary
for surprise occasions
there is a horse springing hooves
across the sky
there is a sea that
tides and swells
and cannot be mapped
there is untold hope
in that no equation exactly
fits a head

දිනමිණ වසත් සුළඟ 13.03.2018

March 12, 2018


If I reach afar
into the darkening night
can I hold your hand
and murmur words of light?

In the heavy gloom
where thunderclouds abound
can I shield you heart
'till lost worlds are found?

picture drawn in Paint- natural pencil & crayon

March 01, 2018

බෙහෙත් වට්ටෝරුව

Prescription | Nicolette Stasko

Take your pills
In the prescribed cycle of morning
The blue one when you first wake up
The white one with the coffee
To counteract the heart’s racing
And heavy pumping

Then the upstairs ones
The ones I am most afraid
Of keeping
Of missing
Those little palliative ovals
That claim to prevent the weeping
To stop the pictures running
Like a bus through the brain

The ones marked hope
And despair
the ones
Marked pain and rebirth
The ones that say

දිනමිණ- වසත් සුළඟ 27.02.2018