They say the swan loves only once,
Loves only once,
And when death comes, the swan spreads its wings,
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
To the noble legend of the swan.
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.