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And What Has Nature Taught Me?
Hamo Sahyan

And What Has Nature Taught Me?
That oldness is eternally renewed,
that waterfalls insure insomnia,
and repetition brings sleep.
Nature has taught me patience,
and that conscience enslaves,
that canyons have scope,
that wounds heal themselves,
that black soil is fertile.
Nature has taught me patience,
and that the dog-rose is modest,
that giving is happiness,
that self-denial is courage,
not bragging can bring happiness.
Nature has taught me patience.


About The Poet


Hamo Sahyan
(1914-)

A native of Sissian, Armenia, Sahyan completed his studies in Baku and served in the Soviet Navy during World War II. He is the author of numerous volumes of poetry: On the Banks of Vorodan (1946), Sail (1947), The Rainbow in the Steppes (1953), In Flight (1955), Armenia in Songs (1962), The Song of Stone Banks (1968), and many others.