Poetry

October 7, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Sonnet Mondal

 

 

 

Two Worlds

 

 

A blue lake captures my soul in its

unmeasured, unimaginable depths

where a new world better than lands

survive drinking immortality.

 

Howling wolves pierce melancholy

and the dropping leaves stuck with

fever of spring bows down

before the majestic stance

of endless sky and waters.

 

Echo of unknown sounds emerging

from the interstices of the woods

run wildly, circle around ears

like unquenched souls.

Striking against trunks topless trees

they become one with lingering serenity.

 

The bridge connecting them to my land

is left broken for years,

perhaps broken by the Gods

and none has dared to swim across

for both worlds get bewildered

with the laws in either side of the bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guerrillas

 

 

Look

how they walk together- our heralds

as guerrillas scream for food in huts

with crumbled breasts

clinging onto the lips of baby skeletons.

 

NO, there isn’t anything dark in it.

 

The stars are brighter than ever today;

Each one as intense and unwavering as the pole star

crowding beside the streets of our national gate.

God bless their firmness!

 

 

We are still wondering…

seeing you two in our ‘national television’,

if we can ever see our reflection

in the polished skin of those escorting cars behind you.

 

Smiling in a stance which you might term Satanic

We are walking with earth above our head.

The vanity cars:

They will surely show us our faces,

once these roads are complete.

 

Seeing how we look then,

we will surely laugh

                         like guerrillas.

 

 

 

 

 

Sonnet Mondal

Sonnet Mondal is the founder of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. He has authored eight collections of poetry and his recent works have appeared in The Sheepshead Review, Nth Position, Fox Chase Review, The Adroit Journal, Burning Word Literary journal, The Penguin Review, Two Thirds North & California State Poetry Quarterly.

Sonnet is currently one of the featured writers at International Writing Program at The University of IOWA-Silk Routes Project funded by the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Sonnet was featured as one of the Famous Five of Bengali Youths in India Today magazine in 2010 and was long listed in The Forbes Magazine’s top 100 Celebrities 2014 edition among India’s most celebrated authors. Later in March 2015 The CultureTrip website, London listed him among the Top Five Literary Entrepreneurs of Indian English Poetry.

He has represented India at the Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia (2014) and at The Uskudar International Poetry Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (2015). Most recently, he has been invited to represent India at the International Poetry Festival of Granada in 2016.

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