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Silva Kapoutikyan

I walk lighting the street
with your fire.
You bum too, but with hers.
I ache for, laugh with,
lean toward your words.

You bend too, but to hers.
On the inside of my dream
is your face. On the inside
of your dream is hers.

That's it. That's life.
Let's live it loving.
Let the world turn
not remembering us,
me, with your fire,
you with hers.

About The Poet

Silva Kapoutikyan

Silva Kapoutikyan was born in 1919 in Yerevan, capital of Soviet Armenia. Her father died before she was born. After finishing her secondary school, she entered the Faculty of Philology at the Yerevan State University and graduated in 1941. She studied for tow years at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow in 1949. Her first book of poems was published in 1945, followed by many more over the years. She won a State Prize in 1952, and she enjoys wide popularity. Her poems have also been published in a number of languages of the Soviet Union.