මගේ කවි පොත – Rhythm of Life
Posted on June 8th, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge

මිත්‍රවරුනි මම කවි පොතක් ලිව්වා.: Rhythm of Life පෙරවදන කපිතාන් එල්මෝ ජයවර්ධන ගෙන් ; මේ වසර ඇතුලත එලියට දාන්න පුලුවන් වෙයි කියා හිතනවා

Foreword Rhythm of Life’

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge has written many books. I have read one, wish I had read more. ‘71 Karella’ was class. Obviously he had done a great service to history in Sri Lanka by placing on record all those who stood up to change the tide in the ‘71 uprising. They deserved their stories to be archived in print. Three cheers to Ruwan for writing the truth.

Now he is onto poetry. ‘Rhythm of Life’ is simple. It has loneliness, love and people, all expressed in words that do not chase Whitman or Emily Dickinson. Nor is Ruwan a Rod McKuen. He is just Ruwan, medicine man, writer and a searcher for truth in a world of abstract values. I have never met him, know him only by his words. That is enough if one cares to read deep.

‘Fiddler’ was great, ‘Monika Bay’ I love, ‘The Alien’ and ‘Street Walker’ tug at heart strings. Many poems are on a romantic platform; is he writing poetry or his own story? How would I know?

Ali Bumaye takes us to Kinshasa, Woody Allen fights Marciano and Stallone runs in Philadelphia. All this intermix with Lennon, Andy Gibb and the Gambler Rogers. This is poetry for melancholy moods to see some light. Maybe in some philosophical ways to understand life.

Capt Elmo Jayawardena

මේ ඒ කවි පොතේ එන කවියක්

Electronic Civilization and Its Discontents

Electronically plugged in life

Connected with invisible wires

Millions of fake connections

While surfing for true one

 

Happily connected and being together

While unhappily not being together

Connected but isolated

Attached but feels helpless

 

Who said ; No man is an island

Electronically separated in tiny islands

Live in a plugged universe

Being alone together

 

Falling in love with an online avatar

Facing each other mechanically

But hiding from each other

Walking towards an unknown destiny

 

Eradicating the human touch

Eliminating human relationships

Establishing robotic empathy

Lost souls in a cyber world

 

Expecting more from technology

Expecting less from each other

Becoming more and more isolated

Anyway I Share, Therefore I Am

(Rhythm of Life)

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