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(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

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All You Who Sleep Tonight

All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above -

Know that you aren't alone
The whole world shares your tears,
Some for two nights or one,
And some for all their years.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003
Edited: Wednesday, November 02, 2011


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  • Malini Kadir (11/11/2013 4:36:00 PM)

    i LIKE THE FEW LINES EXPRESSING SUCH WASTE PAIN AND GRIEF...

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  • Liliana ~el (11/11/2013 4:31:00 PM)

    Wow this is intense.

  • Soumita Sarkar (11/11/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    Loved it............I too stay away from my hubby............

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/15/2013 11:03:00 AM)

    All you who sleep tonight
    As lovers on bed entwined
    Remember time can such unwind
    And love can no longer be a bind
    And vows go flying out of doors
    As pans and kettles with rattling sounds
    And neighbors enjoy the bout and song
    Both of you make in your marital discord

  • Dev Arya (10/1/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    please read my poem guys if you are hindi poetry and urdu poetry lover. I need your review so that i can improve on my writing skills. PLss Plss do read my poems.
    here's a link to it
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  • Mohabeer Beeharry (7/27/2013 1:06:00 PM)

    There is something softy I like here. Terrible to be alone.

    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • Prem Surya Kumar (7/17/2013 1:44:00 AM)

    Short, sweet and powerful. Perfectly crafted. Shows why Vikram Seth is among the pre-eminent Indian English poets.

  • Savita Tyagi (11/11/2012 4:54:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Soft consolation for all away from home.

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/11/2012 1:55:00 AM)

    Nice loneliness drawn well except the line...The whole world shares your tears.... reality is different, none would be there to share any tear 'cause when something is common phenomena, none bothers it much. Mechanical relation quiet common as the characteristic of this time........... Pranab k c.....

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/11/2012 1:39:00 AM)

    Nice loneliness drawn well except the line...The whole world shares your tears.... reality is different, none would be there to share any tear 'cause when something is common phenomena, none bothers it much. Mechanical relation quiet common as the characteristic of this time........... Pranab k c.....

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