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Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth Poems

All You Who Sleep Tonight

All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above -

Round And Round

After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
Where babies wept and tempers shattered
And the plane lurched and whiskey splattered

From California

Sunday night in the house.
The blinds drawn, the phone dead.
The sound of the kettle, the rain.
Supper: cheese, celery, bread.


To make love with a stranger is the best.
There is no riddle and there is no test. --

To lie and love, not aching to make sense

The Frog And The Nightingale

Once upon a time a frog
Croaked away in Bingle Bog
Every night from dusk to dawn
He croaked awn and awn and awn

Vikram Seth Comments

Vineet Chhikara 27 May 2013

poem lovers... check out my poems...

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Smita John 14 February 2013


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Vartika Raj 07 June 2013

most diligent and versatile poet of the century. I not only admire his poems, i feel the love the poet inside as well. Wish I could just meet him once. But the desire to desire the desired is usually undesirable

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Andrew Ross 06 July 2012

He is a great poet and I am a great fan of his poems. Thank You. http: //

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Sayeed Abubakar 30 May 2012

Dear poet, I translated some of your poems in Bangla and were published in Bangla Newspaper here. My e-mail is:

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Aubrey Lunn 03 June 2020

His poems are out of this world! His poems are mostly abstract in nature. He uses a lot of rhyming couplets; sadly I have not read any of his articles or books. My fault! ! ! On this very page is one of his best poems: All You Who Sleep Tonight. Merely, two verses, which brings out his in-depth thought processes! ! ! !

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Aubrey Lunn 03 June 2020

Very sad that I can't find his Poem: Homeless.

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SADIYABANU 06 January 2020

Vikram seth

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hitanshi 16 February 2019

plz can u provide me summary of poem" the mouse and the snake"

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Garima 21 October 2018

Explanation of the mouse and the snake

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Vikram Seth Biography

Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.

Born and Early Life

Vikram Seth was born to Leila and Prem Seth in Calcutta (now Kolkata). His family lived in many cities including the Bata Shoe Company town of Batanagar, Danapur near Patna, and in London.

His young ...

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