The Beutiful Ones
The beatiful one is always she who walked past you one
And anointed your eyes- a divine visitor,
You failed to turn and look
back at such beauty,
And you did not wish to meet her again.
The beatiful one is forever, always and ever,
grew into grace under the warmth of your eyes,
Who swayed like a flower in
the sweet spring winds,
And when you went away, she stayed always fresh in
your mind, ever fragrant
And the beautiful one- you know her delightful
Is she who might have loved you after all,
Who certainly guessed
your love and waited eagerly for you,
But she is one whose heart it`s just as well you did not
Ah, the beautiful ones are only they who through your desires
and went away, but who call you now from afar...
About The Poet
Vahan Tekeyan was known as a perfectionist, because he always looked for the
precise word. He was born in Istanbul in 1978 and educated in the Armenian
schools there. His first poems were collected and published in 1901. Besides his
own books, he published translations of French symbolist poetry and the sonnets
of Shakespeare. The sonnet remained his favorite form.
During the 1896 persecutions, Tekeyan left
Istanbul for Europe. He returned, but subsequently settled in Egypt, where he
was active in Armenian political life and edited the Armenian newspaper,
His books are "Burdens" (1901), "The Wonderful
Rebirth" (1914), "From Midnight Until Dawn" (1918), "Love" (1933), "Armenian
Songs" (1943), and "Book of Odes" (1944).