Sunday, March 17, 2013

Silva Merjanian: Your Poem

Write me a poem
drunk on solitude
when night strips off shell
calloused on your voice

shatter crystal veins
in midnight clouds
raining on my hands
words from angels' mouths

write me a poem --
silk covering my flaws

and I will wear it
like blue starlight cast
on a night resigned
to a poet's heart

let our fingers touch
in between your lines.

December 2011

This poem appears in Ms. Merjanian's inaugural book Uncoil a Night. All proceeds of this book will go to the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF). The book may be purchased at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This poem is really beautiful. I plan to post your link to it on my social networks, and to return to read more when I have more time.