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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Sonnet Mondal has authored seven books of poetry. He was bestowed Poet Laureate from Bombadil Publishing, Sweden in 2009. He was inducted in the prestigious Significant Achievements Plaque at the museum of Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur , nominated for Pushcart Prize in 2011 and was featured as one of the Famous Five of Bengali youths by India Today magazine in 2010. At present he is the managing editor of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Poetry Editor of The Abandoned Towers magazine, Editor of Best Poems Encyclopedia, Editor of Sonnets in the New Millenium and the Sub Secretary General of Poetas Del Mundo.

Sonnet Mondal

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Gazing Through the Mud Hole

Through a narrow hole
in the mud wall of a hut
I see broken planks of house
of the richest man in the city.

While winter and summer creeps
in to turn the hut into a hell,
the broken window of the mansion
has gathered a crowd
to set it in the same design.

The hole indicates the stature of poor
and the life suitable for them in a
so called third world country.
They are just meant to gaze
at rich wonders here