Night Watch Poem by Vikram Seth

Night Watch

Rating: 4.1


Awake for hours and staring at the ceiling
Through the unsettled stillness of the night
He grows possessed of the obsessive feeling
That dawn has come and gone and brought no light.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
B. Laxmi Priya 10 September 2013

dawn has come and brought no light.... can be interpreted in many ways... lovely reading

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Rajnish Manga 17 September 2018

Inner darkness or the pervading pessimism does not allow us to see light of positivity. Beautifully expressed by the poet. Thanks.

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M Asim Nehal 28 January 2016

Very true when you are disturbed it happens.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 17 September 2018

Remaining awake to see the clock ticking away relentlessly is not a very pleasant task indeed...What a lovely way of describing it...That dawn has come and gone and brought no light. Congrats, once again, Vikram, for being the Poet of the Day!

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Muzahidul Reza 17 September 2018

unsettled stillness of the night, wisely used thid phrase in this short poem, sounds good work

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Chinedu Dike 24 September 2022

Depression is aptly captured in this insightful quatrain

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Khairul Ahsan 17 September 2018

Crisp and concise, yet the poem, with an apt title, clearly draws a picture of night watching 'Through the unsettled stillness of the night'. I commend poet Rajnish Mongia for 'seeing through' the poem and bringing out the gist of it, shared with his own wisdom.

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Vikram Seth

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Kolkata / India
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