Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Vikram Seth Poems

1. Octet 3/14/2012
2. Time Zones 3/14/2012
3. Song 'Coast Starlight' 3/14/2012
4. Sit 3/14/2012
5. The Golden Gate - I (A Novel In Verse) 3/14/2012
6. Last Night 3/14/2012
7. Night Watch 3/14/2012
8. Mistaken 3/14/2012
9. How Rarely These Few Years 3/14/2012
10. A Style Of Loving 3/14/2012
11. Across 3/14/2012
12. The Frog And The Nightingale 3/14/2012
13. At Evening 1/3/2003
14. From California 1/3/2003
15. Progress Report 1/3/2003
16. Prandial Plaint 1/3/2003
17. Interpretation 1/3/2003
18. The Wind 1/3/2003
19. Promise 1/3/2003
20. Distressful Homonyms 1/3/2003
21. Protocols 1/3/2003
22. Unclaimed 1/3/2003
23. Round And Round 1/3/2003
24. All You Who Sleep Tonight 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Vikram Seth

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.

Read the full of All You Who Sleep Tonight

Protocols

What can I say to you? How can I retract
All that that fool my voice has spoken -
Now that the facts are plain, the placid surface cracked,
The protocols of friendship broken?
I cannot walk by day as now I walk at dawn
Past the still house where you lie sleeping.
May the sun burn these footprints on the lawn
And hold you in its warmth and keeping.

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