Choices | Sunday Observer


Nowadays, thankfully  
I can boast of  
Having reached dizzy heights  
Of ecstatic joy  
Following with growing conviction  
The clearly visible foot-prints  
Of a sagacious hermit  
Propagating quite effectively  
The heart-felt tenets of wisdom  
With time generously  
Bequeathing me with enviable maturity  
Gifted with razor-sharp  
Mental faculties  
Thus I can seek, eagerly  
The luxury and solace of solitude  
Till I am imprisoned  
with a myriad of reflections  
As I am engaged  
In a timeless, self-satiating journey  
Surely, enhancing me  
With unmitigated happiness.  
- Ranjan M. Amarasinghe