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Vahagn Davtian

Often I dream
of a white swan swimming
a black lake.
Sometimes I dream
of a black swan swimming
a white lake;
and that is the dream
I dream after seeing you.

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.