Category Archives: Vikram Seth

Poem – Last Night 

Last night your faded memory came to me As in the wilderness spring comes quietly, As, slowly, in the desert moves thew breeze, As to a sick man, without cause, comes peace [Original: Urdu, Translated by: Faiz Ahmed Faiz] 

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Poem – 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 – Know that you aren’t alone The whole world shares your tears, Some for two nights or one, And some … Continue reading

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Poem – Interpretation 

Somewhere within your loving look I sense, Without the least intention to deceive, Without suspicion, without evidence, Somewhere within your heart the heart to leave. 

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Poem – Unclaimed 

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 Of this night in the mesh of reference. To touch, unclaimed by … Continue reading

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Poem – Sit 

Sit, drink your coffee here; your work can wait awhile. You’re twenty-six, and still have some life ahead. No need for wit; just talk vacuities, and I’ll Reciprocate in kind, or laugh at you instead. The world is too opaque, … Continue reading

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Poem – Across 

Across these miles I wish you well. May nothing haunt your heart but sleep. May you not sense what I don’t tell. May you not dream, or doubt, or weep. May what my pen this peaceless day Writes on this … Continue reading

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Poem – Prandial Plaint

My love, I love your breasts, I love your nose. I love your accent and I love your toes. I am your slave. One word, and I obey. But please don’t slurp your morning brew that way. 

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