Author: Sonnet Mondal
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Dr. Vishwanath Bite
The Criterion: An International Journal in English www.the-criterion.com
Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research Journal www.galaxyimrj.com
Assistant Professor in English
Government of Maharashtra
Ismail Yusuf College of Arts Commerce and Science, Jogeshwari (E) Mumbai, 400060.
Diorama of Three Diaries (Collection of Poetry) is a collection of poems by Sonnet Mondal, contemporary Indian poet who has authored A Poetic Peep Into The Post Modern World (2007), The Curse of Atlantis and Other Poems (2009), 21 Lines Fusion Sonnets of
21st Century (2010) and Penumbra of Indian Verses (2010). He has also authored a translation book Songs from The Ashes and has been widely published in several renowned Journals and Literary Magazines of the World. He was awarded Poet Laureate from Bombadil Publishing, Sweden in 2009, appointed as the Sub-Secretary General of Poetas Del Mundo in 2009, and was conferred Doctor of Literature from United Writers Association, India.
This anthology is compiled of 138 well written poems with variety of themes including social, religious, cultural and political. Sonnet has penned poetry with excellent sense of maturity depicting countless things in a subtle manner. His poetry is powerful enough to generate emotions, sentiments in the minds of the reader. He also comments on the reality of modern world with his satirical, ironical and philosophical voice.
In one of his early poems, A Call Through Misty Eyes he writes
His misty vision mistook Me as someone familiar And I was no more a tramp.
The poem is heart touching, full of sentiments and throws light on the bitter reality of the modern world. Another poem reads,
To edge down to earth; as if pinching friends reconciling after squabble. Those days were holidays perhaps; veracity bounds me into smoke now That makes me inspect a white sky with blue eyes;
Mind, refusing to recognize the caging of mind’s eye turns it vicious; Cools it when it sees my hands, itself coiled in the crime.
Sonnets poem makes readers introspective about the social wrongs. He not only expresses his sensitive mind through his poetry but also asks ironically to judge ourselves. He
not only asks questions but also at some point provides readers with the ultimate solutions as in the poem The Magician In My Shadow he rightly points out the ultimate solution which is within.
I have tried to find the magician Tracking footprints in the beaches,
Reading language an ear to the whisper of waves But he hides in my own shadow.
Some poems also throw flood of light on the innocence of poet’s mind for instance in the poem Childhood Sounds reads…
Dolls clatter and the sounds Get recorded in the conclaves Of our ears…
Like creaking of old cassettes, In an outdated tape recorder,
They play, rewind and play again.
Sonnet’s poems are kaleidoscopic in nature focusing on variety of subjects from the common day to day events to serious social concern. A reader will find himself in a multi- coloured portrait epitomizing the vibrancy of each colour in its euphoric entity of coloured assemblage.
I strongly recommend this collection of poetry to readers for its simplicity, lucidity, cleverly craft, beautiful imageries and countless other aspects. This anthology would be best choice for researchers/ academicians to undertake research from various perspectives.