Tagged: July

A warm July morning in Sendai

Third week in this unknown city

The people in similar attire

Walking hurriedly

Looked different


Their language, food,

Customs and sign boards

All were alien to me

The only consolation was

Multi colored cosmos flowers

And hydrangeas

By the roadside to the campus

Which filled my heart with inexplicable joy


It is in the same time of each year

That they bloomed

In our garden


It was like meeting

A long lost friend

In this unknown land

Hydrangeas - Known Among Unknown

-Ayoma Wijewardena


Named after Julius Caesar

Hero of the Romans,

Who killed him later


Now July comes anew

Nourished and refreshed

By our monsoon rain, bright sun

And Ocean breeze


July rises now in green and

Golden splendour,

Despite the thunderclouds

And brilliant blue of skies

That once were filled with

Smoke and fiery death


We learn to live in peace

Amid universal memories,

Tragedies and comedies

Of human kind



A painting of Romans stabbing Julius Caesar to death in the Theatre of Pompey