Treasure Island

Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Poems of Vikram Seth

1. A Style Of Loving 3/14/2012
2. Across 3/14/2012
3. All You Who Sleep Tonight 1/3/2003
4. At Evening 1/3/2003
5. Distressful Homonyms 1/3/2003
6. From California 1/3/2003
7. How Rarely These Few Years 3/14/2012
8. Interpretation 1/3/2003
9. Last Night 3/14/2012
10. Mistaken 3/14/2012
11. Night Watch 3/14/2012
12. Octet 3/14/2012
13. Prandial Plaint 1/3/2003
14. Progress Report 1/3/2003
15. Promise 1/3/2003
16. Protocols 1/3/2003
17. Round and Round 1/3/2003
18. Sit 3/14/2012
19. Song 'Coast Starlight' 3/14/2012
20. The Frog and The Nightingale 3/14/2012

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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