ARMENIAN WRITINGS

The founding of Pazmashen

I take to write about the history of Pazmashen, presenting the conduct of our past forefathers, their civilization, intelligence, production, conscientiousness, and charity, also their good habits that have been generous, and offered faithful service for nation and fatherland. From wherever ...
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Cradle Song, by Raphael Patkanian

(1830-1892) Mother SWEET slumber now creeps o’er thee slow,Sweet breezes rock thee to and fro :My baby sleeps, so soft and lowWith sweetest songs I’ll sing oror. Baby O Mother dear, thou art unkindMy sleepless eyes so long to bind.Anon I’ll rest, and sleep resigned ;—Release me ...
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Spring, by Hovhannes Hovhannisian

(Born 1869) NONE await thy smiling rays ;Whither comest thou, O Spring ?None are left to sing thy praise—Vain thy coming now, O Spring ! All the world is wrapped in gloom,Earth in blood is weltering :This year brought us blackest doom—Whither comest thou, O Spring ? No rose for the ...
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The Little Lake, by Bedros Tourian

(1852-1872) WHY dost thou lie in hushed surprise,    Thou little lonely mere ?Did some fair woman wistfully    Gaze in thy mirror clear ? Or are thy waters calm and still    Admiring the blue sky,Where shining cloudlets, like thy ...
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Incense, by Zabelle Essayan

(Born 1878) THE incense at the altar slowly burnsSwayed in the silver censer to and fro ;Around the crucifix it coils and turns,The brows of saints it wreathes with misty glow. And tremulous petitions, long drawn out,Beneath the lofty arches faint away ;To weary eyes the candles round ...
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The Fox, the Wolf, and the Bear

THE little fox, the wolf and bear made peace ;Like kinsfolk all, they bade their warfare cease.The fox they consecrate a hermit now ;—False monk, false hermit, false recluse’s vow ! The little fox a sack found in the streetThrough which he thrust his head ; then shod his feetWith iron ...
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