Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

The Frog And The Nightingale - Poem by Vikram Seth

Once upon a time a frog
Croaked away in Bingle Bog
Every night from dusk to dawn
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Comments about The Frog And The Nightingale by Vikram Seth

  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/10/2017 12:56:00 PM)


    Weigh other people's advice before you adhere to them. Don't be like the nightingale.. Embroided with morals...thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (12/9/2016 11:50:00 PM)


    -Poor nightingale ! ! ! ! ! So many nightingales die because of such frogs .
    A good lesson through a nice poem .
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/9/2016 1:30:00 PM)

    Interesting Poem
    Lengthy but worth reading, so is the world full of frogs trying to teach nightingale, (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2016 5:02:00 AM)


    Is there any other poem of Vikram Seth similar to this poem having similar meaning? (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2013 7:06:00 AM)


    I learnt this poem while teaching Dipanshu my son English for the class 10th exam...lesson I learnt from this one was that...never allow anyone to let set in feelings of inadequacy...for the one who does that is an adequate one and is to be walked away from! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (3/14/2012 8:55:00 AM)


    I love this! it was a story in rhythmic..everybody can freely sing as their own style just like frog or nightingale, it's rhythmic rhymes story.. and the lesson even bigger..what a lovely one! ! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply








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