World Literature

Night of Storm – Poetry from India

A poem by Apu Mondal, an eminent poet from South India

As I lay by my window side, I remember the night that forecast a storm while I had already one inside!

Apu Mondal

Apu Mondal is from Kolkata now settled in South India. He is an English teacher by profession. Passionately dedicated to poetry he has written over 700 poems in English. He holds an honorary D. Lit in Poetry. Some of his poems are published in national and international anthologies. His poems deal with human concerns and nature as part of life.


Night of Storm

A widowed night it was

And rain came in torrents

You could only hear sighs

Like from deathbed


Flashes of lightning

Showed the darkness clear

And an approaching car light

Shredded the falling drops


As I lay by my window side

I remember the night

That forecast a storm

While I had already one inside!


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