Black Eyes, by Avetik Isahakian

(Born 1875)

Do not trust black eyes, but fear them :—
    Gloom they are, and endless night ;
Woes and perils lurking near them—
    Love not thou their gleaming bright !

In my heart a sea of blood wells,
    Called up by their cruel might,
No calm ever in that flood dwells—
    Love not thou their gleaming bright !

Armenian legends and poems by Zabelle C. Boyajian and Aram Raffi, London & New York, 1916.

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