Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Comments about Vikram Seth

  • Sam Mohammed (6/3/2015 7:30:00 AM)

    Vikram deserve a place in top 10

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    11 person did not like.
  • Vartika Raj (6/7/2013 3:58:00 AM)

    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

  • Vineet Chhikara Vineet Chhikara (5/27/2013 6:31:00 AM)

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

  • Smita John (2/14/2013 9:06:00 PM)

    SETH'S POEMS ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL AND PACKED WITH KNOWLEDGE AND AT THE SAME TIME THOUGHT PROVOKING.

  • Andrew Ross (7/6/2012 1:53:00 AM)

    He is a great poet and I am a great fan of his poems. Thank You.
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  • Charme Robarts (6/30/2012 11:53:00 PM)

    how true this poem is.

  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (5/30/2012 11:46:00 AM)

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

  • Moushumi moushumi (11/26/2008 7:04:00 AM)

    I'm desperately waiting to see that Vikram Seth takes part in Poem Hunter at least to teach something about poetry writing to me. I'm truly stirred by his works.

  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/18/2006 1:16:00 PM)

    I really loved Vikram Seth, s poetry, i am looking forward to read some of his biooks.

  • Ankan Kazi (5/9/2006 4:44:00 AM)

    Vikram Seth is one of the best poets in India now. Simply beautiful.

Best Poem of Vikram Seth

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
Other creatures loathed his voice,
But, alas, they had no choice,
And the crass cacophony
Blared out from the sumac tree
At whose foot the frog each night
Minstrelled on till morning night

Neither stones nor prayers nor sticks.
Insults or complaints or bricks
Stilled the frogs determination
To display his heart's elation.
But one night a nightingale
In the moonlight cold and pale
Perched upon the sumac tree
Casting forth her ...

Read the full of The Frog And The Nightingale

From California

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

For company, old letters
In the same disjointed script.
Old love wells up again,
All that I thought had slipped

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