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The Swan
Hrachia Hovhannisian

They say the swan loves only once,
Loves only once, loves forever;
And when death comes, the swan spreads its wings,
Sings only once, and dies with its one song.

My darling, through all my life I searched for you,
And once I found you always loved you;
And in this alone is our love akin
To the noble legend of the swan.

About The Poet

Hrachia Hovhannisian

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.