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April 15, 2024

On a Rain Bleached Day

By Sonnet Mondal

Painted in its own course
This rain bleached sky re-recites a morning
Of cornflakes, school dress and the alarming wait
Of the horn
The horn of the school bus,
Splashing through waterlogged potholes
(an ever piercing bug of punctuality).
Same reel of outmoded records
propounded by saintly sanity of winds
calms my waywardness into
a restlessness of melancholy.
Twisted neck towards the cassette
plays a thin tune out of a chained gramophone
(far afield cries of souls)
And it's a loneliness standing beside me
by the balcony attached window
murmuring an intone to spread
its effect
to the dancing trees into a quarrel of stillness
to the shivering stray dogs
to the fallen fruits in storm.
Am I the chosen performer today
to perform the songs of loneliness
for those maidens who come as air, fragrances
and move apart
as the vapour-lost clouds, spreading apart
by the lining of a peeping sun?

Sonnet Mondal is the founder of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. He has authored eight books of poetry and has performed on invitation at Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia in 2014 and Uskudar International Poetry Festival, Istanbul in 2015. Most recently he has been invited to deliver talks at the XII International Poetry Festival of Granada, Nicaragua, in 2016.

Article © Sonnet Mondal. All rights reserved.
Published on 2015-12-14
Image(s) are public domain.
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