He is a Fisherman

(Previously published in the international anthology of poetry, “Temptation” by Lost Tower Publications on 18th January 2016)       


He is a fisherman,

shrewd and seasoned

He has a line

with a workable bait,

the bait of love

rich with ostentatious gesticulations

and highly appealing flirtations

He uses it to catch the fish

that falls easy prey

to the jazzy beauty and

vitality of the bait

He, then, greedily gulps down the flesh of the fish


Leaving the skeleton alone,

the fisherman goes in search of another fish,

pretty with iridescent fangs



(Previously published in the international anthology of poetry, “Journeys Along the Silk Road” on 24th February 2015)


All the living are a caravan

caught in the sterile desert of suffering

Embattled in the timeless

sansāric journey

Sans a purpose,

quite unaware of a way of crossing the desert


The Buddha, the most fabulous of all teachers

Now is in the oasis,

having circumvented the barrenness



as the Blessed One preaches,

clears the path to the salvation,

to the Oasis,

located beyond the arid desert of suffering



Indunil Madhusankha is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Decision Sciences at the Faculty of Business of the University of Moratuwa. Even though he is academically involved with the subjects of Mathematics and Statistics, he also pursues a successful career in the field of English language and literature as a budding young researcher, reviewer, poet and content writer. Basically, he explores the miscellaneous complications of the human existence through his poetry by focussing on the burning issues in the contemporary society. Moreover, Indunil’s works have been featured in many international anthologies, magazines and journals

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