Sunday, May 28, 2017

Announcing the winner of the 7th “Arthur Halvajian Memorial” Armenian Poetry Competition - Student category

The winner in the Students category (ages 12-17) is Sophie Youssefian for her sonnet, Dreams.


Dreams are things that people hold on to,
and with bare hands I carry my dreams with me,
but dreams leave scars, maybe one or two,
good thing they heal when I set them free.
The constellation formed a magical heart,
and the bright sun slowly fades in the west.
Nothing in the world can tear this apart
because this scene is probably the best.
The happy pictures of us were shattered,
and your sweet laugh still lingers in my heart.
But our constellation hadn't mattered
because our hurting dreams tore us apart.
And all stars eventually have to die,
but our sad stars had already gone by.

Congratulations to the winner! Ms Youssefian is a sixth grade student at St. Gregory's A. & M. Hovsepian School, Pasadena, California. Many thanks to Shahé Mankerian, Principal.

1 comment:

Michael Minassian said...

Congratulations, Sophie on your winning sonnet! Well done!