Monday, July 9, 2012

A Poem by Sonnet Mondal

Reddened Sky

Trying to track a beam in a moonless night
I find the reddened sky screaming with thunders
in a distant patch over skyscrapers and towers.
Struck by fumes the blood seems to clot
with the dark-red end flaring all over.
Still people have time to look above
and the mill owners must not smile for
we love the skies and we vote out rulers.
The umbrella above is burning and we desire
no collapse but a healing of nature and eyes,
which still gaze above after dinner in new moon nights
for rays of guidance and in full moon nights
to name new constellations rather than
wait to see guiltless quietude crucified
without dissent and voices.
I and with me a million, wishes the life above
to be same; there must be something
away from the life above, just to provide
us a balm of spirituality and profoundness.

Sonnet Mondal is an award winning bestselling Indian English poet and has authored eight books of poetry. His latest book is Diorama of Three Diaries (Authorspress, New Delhi). He was bestowed Poet Laureate from Bombadil Publishing, Sweden in 2009. His works have appeared in more than hundred international literary publications including The Macedonian Stremez, The Penguin Review of Youngstown State University, Two Thirds North of Stockholm University, International Gallerie, The Istanbul Literary Review, World Poets Quarterly, The Journal of Poetry Society of India, Holler of Princeton Poetry Project, Friction Magazine of New Castle University, Foliate Oak Journal of University of Arkanas and Other Voices Poetry Project(endorsed by UNESCO) to name a few. He was inducted in the prestigious Significant Achievements Plaque at the museum of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur in 2011, nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2011 and was featured as one of the Famous Five of Bengali youths by India Today magazine in 2010. Sonnet is the pioneer of the 21 line Fusion Sonnet form of Poetry. At present he is the managing editor of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Editor of Best Poems Encyclopedia, Poetry Editor of The Abandoned Towers Magazine and the Sub Secretary General of Poetas Del Mundo.

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