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Vera Zvyagintsev

VERA ZVYAGINTSEV: The Past Of My People

The Past Of My People

(From Silva Kaputikyan)
My ancient people, my people wise,
With tree of a nut you could be compared:
Midst mountains’ heights, in the world’s paradise,
You grew under dry winds in farthest end.
So small is the earth under your stem, grand,
And so widely your arms are spread, 
That they were down for the centuries failed – 
The fruits, with your blood grown and bred, –
On hard, dusty paths of the alien land.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, July, 2001


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