Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Leon Srabian Herald: To a Tree First in Bloom

I know now
What you have been dreaming
And wishing all this while.
You have wished to make a sky of yourself!
I lie beneath
And watch your many, many milky ways,
Crossing each other, circling,
And circling all around you.
In this short dreaming time
You seem to have known
The whole secret of creation.
May I too achieve such wonders
If I go on -- dreaming?

Armenian-American Poets: A Bilingual Anthology, ed. and trans. Garig Basmadjian (Detroit, MI: Alex Manoogian Cultural Fund of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, 1976).

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