Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Mistaken - Poem by Vikram Seth

I smiled at you because I thought that you
Were someone else; you smiled back; and there grew
Between two strangers in a library
Something that seemes like love; but you loved me
(If that's the word) because you thought that I
Was other than I was. And by and by
We found we'd been mistaken all the while
From that first glance, that first mistaken smile.


Comments about Mistaken by Vikram Seth

  • (1/28/2016 11:13:00 PM)


    could be mistaken ID //////// (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/28/2016 4:54:00 AM)


    Magic of smile. It works like virus..Nicely thought.10 (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (6/14/2014 4:10:00 PM)


    What a poem, this is super (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012



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