Tuesday, October 18, 2011

KAVI BOONDIYA | Under a Palmyra tree - [Vindya Vithana | වින්ධ්‍යා විතාන]

(At Mulative, 08.10.2011)

I see a "human being",
Why should I specify
From the language he speaks,
When the sweat glistens on his soot dark skin,
Hidden tears in his blank eyes,
Blood that runs in his fragile veins
are just as warm and real as mine...

I see the naked kid playing at his feet,
I try to make eye contact
and give her a little smile,
For I love kids..., all of them....
The shy kid steals a few quick glances at me,
Is that a fear in her eyes?
I smile, she smiles back...
With that same innocent smile all little kids have...
What is this feeling that fills my heart?
Anger? Hatred? Those feelings you get near an enemy?
Why these tears come rushing into my eyes?
I feel a knot stuck in my throat...
How can I hate these pulsating human hearts...?
I get a vision in my mind,
The streams of blood that gushed on this soil...,
Heaps of dead bodies scattered around...,
At one glance,
I can't recognize two different kinds of them...
All are human beings...,
Same warm blood...
I wipe a tear off my eyes,
May they all rest in peace, I wish,
Let there be a world filled with only roses, no guns....!

Vindya Vithana | වින්ධ්‍යා විතාන

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

KAVI BOONDIYA | I am star because of you so far - [Udaya R. Tennakoon | උදය ආර්. තෙන්නකෝන්]

I am a star
Larger than the moon
Size cannot be seen
I’m because of so far

My brightness and light
More powerful than the sun
It doesn’t feel
As the moon is so close

I am an outsider
And also an exoplanet*
To the solar system
And far away from light years

I ‘m also a moon
But not a parasite
And but more sensitive
To the dark and to the moon
But a star to you
Because of so far

Though I bring the light
To the thick darkness
You have been cheated and mislead
As it is moon
Because of we both are so far
At two ends

*exoplanet is a planet that is not in the solar system

Udaya R. Tennakoon | උදය ආර්. තෙන්නකෝන්