When the Rain Passes
Once the rain passes, I will leave the village
out running in the fields,
Become lost among the springs,
The wind will carry the dew to my face,
begin swaying in the wind,
And delighted by the rainbow's play I
lost among the lanes.
I will enter the woods, wander among
The hills and
valleys, drunk with the pure taste of the air,
Offer my bright imaginings to
And my love to the gentle breeze.
I will take away with me a ray, a fragrance, a
From each one and from all -
Roam, fill the longings tumbling in
Longings bound with the earth of my native land.
I will take away with me a ray, fragrance, a hue,
gather them into my songs,
And with these songs, my endearing
Leave with you what you have given me.
About The Poet
Hrachia Hovhanissian was born in 1920 in the
village of Shahab. Hovhanissian is a lyrical poet.
His first book of poems, "The Song of My
Life" was published in 1948. "A Second Meeting", "A Wonderful Gardener", "Sea
Silence", "A Wild Rose", "The Sword on the Laurel", "A Paternal Song" followed
the first collection.
Hrachia Hovhanissian has translated the works
of A. Pushkin, N. Nekrasov, and L. Aragon.