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My Sweet Armenia

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Mount Ararat or Siss & Massis August 2017 Yerevan Armenia by Armineh Amirian Zohrabian


My Sweet Armenia

I Love my sweet Armenia’s sunbaked words The mournful weeping chords of our old lute I love The bleeding flowers and the perfumed roses I love And the gracious dance of the Armenian maidens I love
I love our dusky skies, sparkling waters and brilliant lakes The summer sun and the monstrous winter blizzards The uninviting walls of huts lost in darkness And the ancient cities millennium stones I love
Wherever I go I won’t forget our mournful songs I won’t forget our iron plate books like prayers  However sharp our bleeding wounds stab my heart Still my orphaned and scorched Armenia I love
In my yearning heart there is no other legend There are no philosophers like Narekatsi and Koochak Search the whole world there is no white summit like Ararat Like an unreachable path to glory our mountain Massis I love




The reason I have translated this poem by Y. Charents is because I love it immensely.  He has u…

Blue, Blue, Blue

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B  L  U  E,   B  L  U  E,   B  L  U  E

If I could just sit here, Calm,  Silent,  Free, Looking at the ocean Vast,  Bottomless,  Deep  Blue Blue Blue… For as long as I lived Or forever I would.
If I was lucky at all, I could lie here, On my back, On the warm sand, And look up  At the sky, Expansive, Unfathomable, Infinite, Blue

You Are Everything

You Are Everything

You are my Sun You are my moon You are my air You are my tune
You are my dance You are my song You are my chance My native tongue 
You are my water You are my cloud you are my daughter You are my pride
You make me laugh You make me sing You make me cry You make me live


04-19-1995

My Ethereal Spirit

I'm your knight in shining armor, I’ll vanquish demons Real or imagined. Hush my beloved, Close your fearful eyes  You shall see no shadows  lurking.
Rest your head on your pillow  let yourself drift into slumber, I’ll stand guard by your bedside All night.
Dream in peace my darling, I’ll protect you from all evil , Nothing shall harm you, Sleep tightly my dear one. 
I’ll be with you all my life  to hold your hand, caress your brow , kiss your sweet face, sleep with no fear  I am here. My innocent My angel  My ethereal spirit.

My Brother My Love

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Leave the tears for last for now all I need is solace or silence No need for profundity You can sit by me  In unity  against this grave peril Wa can pretend  We’re having coffee on my porch  Talking about politics  Or cars Let’s forget for a moment  These are vailed goodbyes  Let’s reminisce  About our childhood  That seems so long ago  It may have been  A myth  Remind me that once  We were young and brave  Care free,  generous Let’s not talk about regrets  There may be too many  Don't make waiting  More unpleasant  By forced cheer  Hold my hand

Walk In My Shoes

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You can walk in my shoes Only to get chafed feet You still won’t know where I’ve been. You say you understand, Yet you start every sentence With the word “but”. You sympathize But it’s harder to Empathize. To make me feel better You minimize my pain, But the pain becomes sharper. Sometimes silence Speaks louder Than empty words. So don’t say a word, Listen, hear the anguish, Look in the depth of misery, Accept that sometimes Another's torment is Incomprehensible.

The Sunshine On My Face Feels Good

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Grave of my favorite Armenian poet Vahan Derian Yerevan Armenia
 Life is beautiful, I know
With the sun rising 
And glorious sunsets
Ending each day

Alas, I want to go away.

The sunshine on my face feels good  The sky is so blue and vast  I’ll never tire looking at it
But I want to melt away.
There are those whom I love so I can hold them forever in my eyes  I know I will hurt them most

Yet I want to slip away 
I love babies and kittens  The rain and snow I love flowers and green rivers Shiny apples and butterflies 

I Still want to fade away
Everything around is painful to see   humanity is in misery  so many die senselessly  Compassion is lost Human rights are trampled on No heroes around  No divine intervention  No miracles left 
I just want to hide away.
Let the sun shine brightly  Let the moon be immense and near The oceans can make music  with crashing waives  the birds can sing love songs
All day Children can ride bikes  Lick their ice cream cones And shout with glee,

All the same,
 I just want to die.



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