Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

All You Who Sleep Tonight - Poem by Vikram Seth

All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
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Comments about All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth

  • Liza Sudina (12/9/2016 12:30:00 AM)

    Great poem of consolation of loneliness! (Report)Reply

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  • Monoranjan Thakur (2/9/2016 11:38:00 PM)

    Sufferings beautifully portraied (Report)Reply

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  • (8/3/2015 4:59:00 PM)

    Revering..........
    thank you.........
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  • (11/11/2014 7:39:00 AM)

    It was a very beautiful poem with so much of depth of emotions.
    such a beautiful line- The whole world shares your tears. lovely.
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/11/2014 2:39:00 AM)

    Tears flow while remembering of loved one and there is no one to wipe off the tears, this is universal phenomenon Suffering we are sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (6/18/2014 4:16:00 PM)

    .............an outstanding message conveyed in this poem....when you think you are alone....remember others share the same problems..... (Report)Reply

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  • Malini Kadir (11/11/2013 4:36:00 PM)

    i LIKE THE FEW LINES EXPRESSING SUCH WASTE PAIN AND GRIEF... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/11/2013 4:31:00 PM)

    Wow this is intense. (Report)Reply

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  • Soumita Sarkar (11/11/2013 6:11:00 AM)

    Loved it............I too stay away from my hubby............ (Report)Reply

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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/15/2013 11:03:00 AM)

    All you who sleep tonight
    As lovers on bed entwined
    Remember time can such unwind
    And love can no longer be a bind
    And vows go flying out of doors
    As pans and kettles with rattling sounds
    And neighbors enjoy the bout and song
    Both of you make in your marital discord
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  • Mohabeer Beeharry (7/27/2013 1:06:00 PM)

    There is something softy I like here. Terrible to be alone.

    Mohabeer Beeharry
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  • (7/17/2013 1:44:00 AM)

    Short, sweet and powerful. Perfectly crafted. Shows why Vikram Seth is among the pre-eminent Indian English poets. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (11/11/2012 4:54:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Soft consolation for all away from home. (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/11/2012 1:55:00 AM)

    Nice loneliness drawn well except the line...The whole world shares your tears.... reality is different, none would be there to share any tear 'cause when something is common phenomena, none bothers it much. Mechanical relation quiet common as the characteristic of this time........... Pranab k c..... (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/11/2012 1:39:00 AM)

    Nice loneliness drawn well except the line...The whole world shares your tears.... reality is different, none would be there to share any tear 'cause when something is common phenomena, none bothers it much. Mechanical relation quiet common as the characteristic of this time........... Pranab k c..... (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (11/11/2012 1:33:00 AM)

    Nice loneliness drawn well except the line...The whole world shares your tears.... reality is different, none would be there to share any tear 'cause when something is common phenomena, none bothers it much. Mechanical relation quiet common as the characteristic of this time........... Pranab k c..... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2012 8:27:00 AM)

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    indeed a great poem An expression of solitaryness in a crowded world, sober and philosopical stirs the inner emotions soothingly
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  • Gajanan Mishra (1/30/2012 10:49:00 AM)

    Indeed I am bounddown with this poem. The whole world shares with tears.

    I am grateful.

    With regards

    gajanan mishra, odisha
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  • (12/19/2011 12:51:00 AM)

    All you who sleep tonight has been one of my favourite poems for years. So easy to memorize and so touching to recite. It is emotion in a small but poweful dose (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2010 4:20:00 PM)

    it's like saying; 'all are alone and are together in being alone'. Indeed a poignant write or shall i say a pensive write? (Report)Reply

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