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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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The Gap Before We Sleep

The gap between our lying down on bed
and waiting for sleep sways like a hanging
bridge made of ropes where memories
lie beneath as river below.
They are too deep and hungry to grasp us
and too critical in their beauty
urging us every second to look down and jump.
Each night and each day before the afternoon nap
I have been crossing this bridge.
The day I will fall will be
the last day with my present.