Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

A Style Of Loving - Poem by Vikram Seth

Light now restricts itself
To the top half of trees;
The angled sun
Slants honey-coloured rays
That lessen to the ground
As we bike through
The corridor of Palm Drive
We two

Have reached a safety the years
Can claim to have created:
Unconsumated, therefore
Unjaded, unsated.
Picnic, movie, ice-cream;
Talk; to clear my head
Hot buttered rum - coffee for you;
And so not to bed

And so we have set the question
Aside, gently.
Were we to become lovers
Where would our best friends be?
You do not wish, nor I
To risk again
This savoured light for noon's
High joy or pain.


Comments about A Style Of Loving by Vikram Seth

  • (4/28/2018 9:50:00 AM)

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  • Heather Wilkins (10/3/2013 11:27:00 AM)

    a lovely poem. well written of a style of loving. (Report)Reply

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (4/16/2012 7:32:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem...Good, platonic friends give us stability and are always in demand... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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