Treasure Island

Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Across


Across these miles I wish you well.
May nothing haunt your heart but sleep.
May you not sense what I don't tell.
May you not dream, or doubt, or weep.
May what my pen this peaceless day
Writes on this page not reach your view
Till its deferred print lets you say
It speaks to someone else than you.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/28/2014 8:50:00 PM)

    .....i love how we can wish someone well across thousands of miles....a beautiful write enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Carl Knutson (2/9/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    Is poem implying that the poet is going to commit suicide (or has some unsettling feeling inside) but he wishes to tell whom ever he is writing to well and not to worry? (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (4/15/2012 3:25:00 AM)

    about you and your poem. what ever i comment it will be a little. but if you please comment on my poem a little, it shall be enough
    for me
    with kind regards
    ramesh rI (Report) Reply

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