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What's in it?

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I heard your name the other day
Mentioned by someone in a casual way.
She said she thought that you were looking great.
A waiter passed by with a plate.
She reached out for a sandwich, and your name
Went back from where it came.

But like a serious owlet I stood there,
Staring in mid-air.
I frowned, then followed her around
To hear, just once more, that sirenic sound -
Those consonants, those vowels - what a fool!
I show more circumspection as a rule.

I love you more than I can say.
Try as I do, it hasn't gone away.
I hoped it would once, and I hope so still.
Someday, I'm sure, it will.
No glimpse, no news, no name will stir me then.
But when? But when?
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Budhashaya Behera 05 February 2020
Circumspection as a rule can be shown but love can be shared and cared. This poem of the day is also very nice and interesting. I have loved reading this...10
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Kingsley Egbukole 05 February 2020
Beautiful and interesting poem. Nicely composed
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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 05 February 2020
poet Vikram Seth#127 on top 500 poetsPoet's PagePoemsCommentsStatsE-BooksBiographyShare on FacebookShare on Twitter Poems by Vikram Seth: 29 / 29« prev. poem What's in it? - Poem by Vikram Seth Autoplay next video I heard your name the other day Mentioned by someone in a casual way. A simple incident of course. But, see the depth it has taken one's heart in to. Beautifully crafted poem. Thanks for sharing.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury 05 February 2020
How touching! Love expressed in a casual way - but, it comes out so deeply! Vikram Seth is a master of modern poetry without being vague and ambiguous.
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Dr Antony Theodore 05 February 2020
I love you more than I can say. Try as I do, it hasn't gone away. I hoped it would once, and I hope so still. Someday, I'm sure, it will. love is a mystery. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 February 2020
I heard your name! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 February 2020
CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. HUrray! A 10. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 February 2020
Name was mentioned in casual way. More than expression you can mention the name. This is very interesting poem shared really! ...10
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Mahtab Bangalee 05 February 2020
I love you more than I can say. Try as I do, it hasn't gone away. I hoped it would once, and I hope so still./// beautiful expression
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