Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mark Gavoor: Anniversary Message

In Honor of the Armenian Poetry Project
& it's Founder Lola Koundakjian

Armenians always hear the voices
Echoing from the past
The long gone past, the recent past
The voices of what once were
And live still in the hearts of readers
Of both west 'irs' or east 'oums'
Uz'old words only heard in church
Or even our new native tongues

We hear the echoes of the past
Reflected in the mirror you hold
Speaking the past into bits and bytes
Echoing across the internet globe
Podcast into the Armenian ears
Shushan in Tehran
In Boston, Melbourne, Paris
Garnig in Gumri
In Vienna, Sao Paolo too
We see the white cap of our mountain
Drink from the untainted springs
Laugh in villages that are... no more

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