The Humble Administrator’s Garden

The Humble Administrator’s Garden

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Author: Vikram Seth
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
Year: 1994/3
Language: English
Pages: 71
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670858013


In this second collection of poems, Vikram Seth reflects on three cultures he knows well: India, California and China. The poet Donald Davie writes: Vikram Seth’s poems should have an impact far beyond much noisier pieces; for when did we last see a volume in which the poet’s eye is on what is objectively before him, rather than on the intricacies of his own sensibility?



A Little Night Music
The Master-of-Nets Garden
The Humble Administrator’s Garden
The North Temple tower
The Gentle Waves Pavilion
The Tarrying Garden
The Great Confucian Temple, Suzhou
Nanjing Night
Evening Wheat
The Accountant’s House
Research in Jiangsu Province
From A Traveller
A Little Distance
A Hangzhou Garden
From an East is Red Steamer


The They
The Comfortable Classes at Work and Play
The Gift
From the Babur-Nama: Memoirs of Babur, First Moghul Emperor of India


Curious Mishaps
Song: Coast Starlight
From California
Song: Waiting
Between Storms
And Some Have Madness Thrust Upon Them
Spring of Content
Abalone Soup
Love and Work
Ceasing upon the Midnight