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My Heart
Vahagn Davtian

An intricate snowflake, delicate, new on the earth,
And a tear dropped among the wet leaves,
The flight of a sharp-winged swallow,
The glance of a gentle girl,
The sun's ray, softly bright and warm,
And you throb inside my breast, nay heart,
What it is you remember
I do not know,
But I
Am so grateful, my heart,
That you can throb so,
And that though maddened, you can sob
For an intricate snowflake, a shred of memory,
The blue mist hovering over the fields,
The flight of a bird, the melting of spring,
For the glance of a gentle girl.

About The Poet

Vahagn Davtian

Vahakn Davtian was born and educated in Erevan. He is a major contemporary poet.

His first book, First Love, appeared in 1947 and was followed by The Dawn of the World (1950), Daybreak in the Mountains (1957), The Road Through the Heart (1955), Summer Thunder (1964), The Song of Wine (1966), Smoke From the Chimney (1969), and The Burning Bush (1972).

Davtian's poetry, like others of his generation, still shows the influence of the massacres, the lost lands, and the long wait for world justice.