It is Said
It's said the bud is better
than the open
Petal by petal, like a love
that's voiced, it goes.
It's said the
that scars the heart, unsaid
chills into ice, when
But given the choice
I choose to have it heard.
About The Poet
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