Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Distressful Homonyms


Since for me now you have no warmth to spare
I sense I must adopt a sane and spare

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  • Freshman - 1,394 Points Kee Thampi (6/29/2014 10:59:00 PM)

    a simple but noblest poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,394 Points Kee Thampi (6/29/2014 10:58:00 PM)

    a simple and noblest poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,456 Points * Sunprincess * (6/29/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    ..............congratulations on poem of the day....read this one more than once... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 711 Points Michelle Claus (6/29/2014 8:40:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this very much (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thyris Taylor (6/29/2012 1:06:00 PM)

    I like this poem. Not too long or short. poetic expressions and rhymes, and a clear message. I don't happen to agree with your message but it is clear and that is what is important to me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vhonda Moore (3/15/2009 4:13:00 PM)

    I agree with the previous comments that this poem is genius but just a question about line 2 - 'I sense I must adopt a sane and spare.' Is it me or should 'sane' be 'seine' here....or is the author intentionally 'distressing' me by mixing up the homonyms sane and seine in this instance.
    If I'm totally wrong, what is the understanding of that line with use of the word 'sane' in it? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points Palas Kumar Ray (10/8/2008 6:18:00 AM)

    Your Realisation is nothing less than the truth and every one should pay heed to your realisation to become happy in life knowing the trail it travels on and trail it leaves. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chandan Roy (8/10/2006 1:05:00 PM)

    Hey.... This is amazing... very well written.... I feel I am toooooo small to comment on such a HUGE talent. (Report) Reply

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