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The Size of a Heart
Maro Markaryan

You are
A palm, a hand
The size of a heart,
You are
Broad as a heart
And as deep,
My homeland.
You are
Precious gems of good,
Of fragrance, of fertility;
You are
My distillation of love,
My miraculous land,
You are
The size of a heart,
A palm, a hand.


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).