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It is Said
Maro Markaryan

It's said the bud is better
than the open rose.
Petal by petal, like a love
that's voiced, it goes.
It's said the burning word
that scars the heart, unsaid
chills into ice, when aired.

But given the choice
I choose to have it heard.

About The Poet

Maro Markaryan

Mao Markaryan was born in Shoulaver, Georgia, now called Shaumian. She graduated from the Philological Institute at Yerevan State University and did graduate work in Moscow. She and Kapoutikyan are the two main women poets in Armenia.

Her work is lucid and lyrical and frequently deals with social problems. She uses homey images for larger issues. Her many published works include Poems (1945), The Mother's Voice (1950), Lyric Dawn (1957), After the Snow's Thaw (1965), and From the Depth of the Deep Days (1975).