Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Vikram Seth Poems

1. Octet 3/14/2012
2. Song 'Coast Starlight' 3/14/2012
3. Prandial Plaint 1/3/2003
4. Across 3/14/2012
5. Sit 3/14/2012
6. Night Watch 3/14/2012
7. How Rarely These Few Years 3/14/2012
8. Time Zones 3/14/2012
9. Mistaken 3/14/2012
10. Last Night 3/14/2012
11. Protocols 1/3/2003
12. Interpretation 1/3/2003
13. A Style Of Loving 3/14/2012
14. From California 1/3/2003
15. Distressful Homonyms 1/3/2003
16. The Wind 1/3/2003
17. At Evening 1/3/2003
18. Unclaimed 1/3/2003
19. The Golden Gate - I (A Novel In Verse) 3/14/2012
20. Promise 1/3/2003
21. Progress Report 1/3/2003
22. Round And Round 1/3/2003
23. All You Who Sleep Tonight 1/3/2003
24. The Frog And The Nightingale 3/14/2012
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 ...

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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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