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You Come and Go
Hamo Sahyan

You come and go in such a way
oh creator, oh destroyer,
that one is hardly aware
of what it was you brought
and what you took.

You come in like an alarm,
and you leave like a dream.
Oh my life, you are a free show,
but how expensive you turn out to be.

About The Poet

Hamo Sahyan

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.