What can I say to you? How can I retract
All that that fool, my voice, has spoken –
Now that the facts are plain, the placid surface cracked,
The protocols of friendship broken?

I cannot walk by day as now I walk at dawn
Past the still house where you lie sleeping.
May the sun burn these footprints on the lawn
And hold you in its warmth and keeping.

– Vikram Seth

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  1. Aajay

    Vikram seth is good.
    Have you read frog and the nightingale ?

    Posted February 26, 2011 at 10:39 | Permalink | Reply
    • Madhu

      Yeah, Seth is someone I enjoy reading. I’ve read his ‘Beastly Tales’ which is very fun. You should read some o his other poems – they’re lovely, sometimes delicate, sometimes melancholy.

      Posted February 26, 2011 at 14:16 | Permalink

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