Sheets of the calendar fell in front of my
Feet tearing off from the pinned joints
Of a short childhood and long remembrances;
Flap in lights wild wafts as if lifting an arm
Appealing help to save them from the
Gravitation of laws of eternity-
One which flows, flows forever
A cardboard holding a click of four wild horses
And another with two tigers sitting
Have changed their positions but still
Tie the nerves with captivating chains
Of silence whose language is just for
Me, just for me...
They take me through sands where
I lie as a thorn detached from the huge
Cactus without any hedge in the neighbourhood.
I can’t hide from myself, my nostalgia
And a life devoid of the time around
Which my mind dreams to be...
I have chosen to be born and to walk
Through mirages and minds;
Shadows shouldn’t able debar me, confuse me;
Broken glasses lie everywhere in the path,
I will have to drive myself through them
And live, live to walk further....
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.