Owl Poetry & Prose

The Sri Lankan Kella

I am the woman of my country

The product of ‘culture’, of history of a nation

The result of procreation

The manufactured playground of patriarchy

The battlefield of nationalism

I am the kalu kella, kaella

The baduwa, the patta baelli

The amu wessi, the huththi

I am the lansi kella, the dhemalichchi, the thangachchi

The feminazi, the NGO baelli

The sudhu kakul, the beedi kakul

The penguin, the muslim gaeni

The mohini, the rohini

The gedhara eliya maniyani

The polkatu haenda mita intelligentsini

I am your mother, your sister, your daughter, your lover

Your granny, your aunty, your favourite panty

The vestal virgin, the sis from another miss

I am the hymen reconstruction seeker

The monthly menstrual bleeder

The face of abortion

The space of distortion

You say this is me? Coz you know right?

Patriarchy knows apparently.

Society’s ill, society’s thrill

You know nothing. And you never will.

Meet Lilanka
“what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
An eclectic personality with a penchant for creativity, Lilanka is an old soul who loves life, laughter and stepping off the beaten track. She finds joy in nature, travelling and venting her existential frustrations via her writing while calming her body with food and her soul with music. Her motto is – “what is meant to be comes about of what one does”.
A collection of eclectic expressions from life according to Lilanka Botejue. From her creative outbursts and passionate views to her love for nature, food, music and archaeology, Owl Muses is an attempt to capture these moments in time.
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