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Alice Stone Blackwell

ARMENIAN POEMS


Contents | Table of contents [as in the book] | Preface | Introduction

Bedros Tourian | Michael Nalbandian | Abp. Khorène Nar Bey De Lusignan
Mugurditch Beshiktashlian | Raphael Patkanian | Leo Alishan | St. Gregory of Narek
Nerses the Graceful | Saïat Nova | Djivan | Raffi | Koutcharian | Terzyan | Totochian
Damadian | Atom Yarjanian (Siamanto) | Daniel Varoujan | Archag Tchobanian
Hovhannes Toumanian | Hovhannes Hovhannessian | Zabel Assatour (Madame Sybil)
Mugurditch Chrimian Hairig | M. Portoukalian | Mihran Damadian
Arshag D. Mahdesian | Nahabed Koutchak | Shoushanig Khourghinian
Avedik Issahakian | Avedis Aharonian | Karekin Servantzdiantz | Bedros Adamian
Tigrane Yergate | Khorène M. Antreassian | Djivan | Miscellaneous songs and poems

APPENDIX: The Armenian Women | The Armenian Church
Bibliography | Comments on the first edition of "Armenian Poems"


PART I

BEDROS TOURIAN

LITTLE LAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
WISHES FOR ARMENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
To LOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
NEW DARK DAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
WHAT ARE YOU, LOVE? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
I HAVE LOVED THEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
IN MEMORIAM OF VARTAN LUTFIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
SHE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
LITTLE GIFTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
MY GRIEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
COMPLAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
REPENTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

MICHAEL NALBANDIAN

LIBERTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
DAYS OF CHILDHOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

ARCHBISHOP KHORÈNE NAR BEY DE LUSIGNAN

ARMENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
THE WANDERING ARMENIAN TO THE CLOUD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
TO MY SISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
GENTLE BREEZE OF ARMENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
LET US LIVE ARMENIANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
LET US DIE ARMENIANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
THE FIRST GREEN LEAVES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58


MUGURDITCH BESHIKTASHLIAN

DEATH OF A YOUTH OF ZEITOUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
SPRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
A BRAVE SON OF ARMENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
WE ARE BROTHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

RAPHAEL PATKANIAN

CRADLE SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
THE TEARS OF ARAXES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
THE ARMENIAN GIRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
THE NEW GENERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
LULLABY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
To MY NIGHTINGALE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
SHALL WE BE SILENT? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
IF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
PRAISE TO THE SULTAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
WHAT SHALL WE DO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
THE SAD-FACED MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
COMPLAINT TO EUROPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
SONG OF THE VAN MOTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
EASTER SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94


LEO ALISHAN

THE VIRGIN'S TEARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
EASTER SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
THE EXILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
MOON IN THE ARMENIAN CEMETERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
THE LILY OF SHAVARSHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
THE NIGHTINGALE OF AVARAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
A SONG OF FATHERLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
WEEP NOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

MISCELLANEOUS

THE CHRIST-CHILD St. Gregory of Narek . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
HYMN Nerses the Graceful . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
LOVE SONG Saïat Nova . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
A GOOD COMRADE Djivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
THE YOUTH AND THE STREAMLET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
THE LAKE OF VAN "Raffi" . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
THOU AND I . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
TO MY SWEETHEART Koutcharian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
THE CHRAGHAN PALACE Terzyan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
THE WANDERING ARMENIAN TO THE SWALLOW Totochian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
SONG OF REVOLUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
THE LAMENT OF MOTHER ARMENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
THE SON OF DALVORIG Damadian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

PART II

ATOM YARJANIAN (SIAMANTO)

THE SONG OF THE KNIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
THE MOTHER'S DREAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
PRAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
MY TEARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
THE YOUNG WIFE'S DREAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
THIRST . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
THE STARVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162

DANIEL VAROUJAN

THE LONGING LETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
THE WORKING GIRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
ALMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
THE AGED CRANE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

ARCHAG TCHOBANIAN

THE BOND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
TO THE MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
THE WIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
WITHIN MY HEART . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
THE LULLABY OF MOTHER ARMENIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181

HOVHANNES TOUMANIAN

WHEN SOME DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
BEFORE A PAINTING BY Ayvasovsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
IN THE COTTAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188

HOVHANNES HOVHANNESSIAN

NEW SPRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
THE POET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

ZABEL ASSATOUR (MADAME SYBIL)

THE INCENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
THE IDEAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
TEARS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

MUGURDITCH CHRIMIAN HAIRIG

MURMURS OF A PATRIOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
THE MEMORIAL OF THE LAMENTING SOLDIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
GARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

BEDROS TOURIAN

AT EVENING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
TO MAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
MY DEATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

ARCHBISHOP KHORÈNE NAR BEY DE LUSIGNAN

DAWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
THE EXILE TO THE SWALLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

M. PORTOUKALIAN

THE ARMENIAN GIRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
THE ARMENIAN MAID'S LAMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

MIHRAN DAMADIAN

THE IMPRISONED REVOLUTIONIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
FURFURCAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
THE LAMENT OF MARTYRED SUMPAD'S MOTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

ARSHAG D. MAHDESIAN

THE SNOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
THUS SPAKE MAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

MISCELLANEOUS:
LOVE SONG Nahabed Koutchak . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
THE LAKE OF VAN Hagop Melik Hagopian (Raffi) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
THE EAGLE'S LOVE Shoushanig Khourghinian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
THE FATHERLAND Avedik Issahakian. . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
THE SURE HOPE Raphael Patkanian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
THE LULLABY OF NAZI Avedis Aharonian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
THE MARTYRS OF AVARAIR Karekin Servantzdiantz . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
THE WAVES ON THE SHORE Bedros Adamian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
THE DYING POET Tigrane Yergate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
THE BOUQUET Khorène M. Antreassian . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
UNHAPPY DAYS Djivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261


THE PRISONER TO THE SWALLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
HOMESICKNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
THE PRISONER'S DREAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
THE MOTHER Is LIKE BREAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
PARTING SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
THE WANDERER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
THE MOTHER'S LAMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
THE DEAD WIFE TO HER HUSBAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
THE SISTER'S LAMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
SONG OF THE EMIGRANT'S WIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
THE ORPHAN'S LULLABY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
A KNOCK AT THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
THE SONG OF THE GOAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
THE DARK DAMSELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
PLAYMATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
CRADLE SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
LULLABY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
HUSHABY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
SAD SNOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

APPENDIX

THE ARMENIAN WOMEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
THE ARMENIAN CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
ARMENIAN POEMS—COMMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

 

See also:

Biography of Alice Stone Blackwell
Russian poetry translated by Alice Stone Blackwell

Acknowledgements:

Source: Blackwell, Alice Stone. Armenian Poems, Rendered into English Verse. Boston, MA: Atlantic Printing Company, 1917
Provided by: Aram Arkun, Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center
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