Vikram Seth Poems
- All You Who Sleep Tonight All you who sleep tonight Far from...
- Round And Round After a long and wretched flight That ...
- Unclaimed To make love with a stranger is the best. There is...
- Promise I will be easy company; the blur Of what I longed ...
- Protocols What can I say to you? How can I retract All that ...
- Distressful Homonyms Since for me now you have no warmth to ...
Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.
Born and Early Life
Vikram Seth was born to Leila and Prem Seth in Calcutta (now Kolkata). His family lived in many cities including the Bata Shoe Company town of Batanagar, Danapur near Patna, and in London.
His younger brother, Shantum, leads Buddhist meditational tours. His younger sister, Aradhana, is a film-maker married to an Austrian diplomat, and has worked on Deepa Mehta's movies Earth and Fire. (Compare the characters Haresh, Lata, Savita and two of the Chatterji siblings in A Suitable Boy: Seth has been candid in acknowledging that ... more »
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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.