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My Generation
Maro Markaryan

Everyone in my generation
is wearing frost now.
Snow falls early.
Even with the sun
still smoldering
my generation tills ice,
ploughs snow and furrows
stones. Everyone
in my generation wears frost.
It has been unseasonably cold.


About The Poet


Maro Markaryan
(1915-)

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).