Souren Mondal [Sleepyhead] (10th November 1991 / Chandannagar)
Souren Mondal Quotes
'''I had a glass of rum, three cigarettesThis was something that I intended to pass off as a poem, but I didn't feel like it met the necessities of being a poem.. Yet, I had a strange urge to share this.. So, I shared it as a quote....
and a daydream at three thirty nine
A. M on Wednesday, when
Life was taking turns at a road in
the big mountains.
I heard some strange noises like
paranoid schizophreniacs do and
there I heard Tiresias saying - -
'Beware of the plague that will ruin your
What is imagination? ?''
'''The evenings and days and nights,This not really an original poem by me, but was written in response to 'Clenched Soul' by Pablo Neruda.. I continued the thought in the poem, particularly of a few lines, that I came across there...
and everything in between..
I have your thoughts on my mind
You breathe upon my shoulders
at night when I go to sleep,
In my dreams and nightmares
It's you - enjoying a sojourn - a
vague promenade across my heart
with spiked boots,
None shall remember how You and I
have had written stories upon stones,
Hyerogliphs upon the walls of the cave
that I live in,
Protecting your memories
like rose plant in a barren desert...
What have I done?
What had you done to me? ?
what magic potion have you
intoxicated me with
that I can neither sleep nor forget
And the sun does not shine anymore,
the moon has lost it's glow..
At twilight, everyday, I hope for
the sun to go down in the river
and re-awakwn with a fresh soul,
a heart free from your tar..
But it beats for you only...
The evenings are lonely,
the nights lonlier...
There are no silver lines on the horizion,
there's no diamond ring waiting for me,
neither is there a white dress...
All that is there is your memories,
and memories of a Love that never came out of the womb,
And that shall be my downfall,
I will happily one day go
to the sea,
and like the sun
will go down in it,
surrending myself into the pure water
and still my soul
will love you...'''
''''The greatest challenge for an artist is to find the magnificent in the mediocore''''This is an idea that came to me while I was responding to a comment on my poem ''Moonlight and Fireflies''...
'''Sometimes dreams are like a butterfly made out of scarlet clouds. You can look at it, chase it. But try holding it in you fingers and it disappears...'''On dreams.
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