Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Octet - Poem by Vikram Seth

You don't love me at all? O God. O Shit.
You still 'respect me.' Thanks. I value it
About as much as one who's asked to use
A second hat when he's in need of shoes.
Since, I discover, my own self-respect
Is quite enough to keep my spine erect
Why is it true my ample self-affection
Will not suffice to buoy me in rejection?


Comments about Octet by Vikram Seth

  • Manonton Dalan (1/28/2016 11:15:00 PM)

    rejection could be devastating
    to others some treat it as relief (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/28/2016 4:56:00 AM)

    Nice one, in a different style. (Report) Reply

  • Darshan Shah (1/4/2013 4:22:00 AM)

    a dismay silently expressed.......... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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