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The Literary Groong - 05/17/2003

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	QUEST

	By Grish Davtian

	In my quest
	You are pictured
	In line and curve...
	Line and curve...
	Line and curve...

	You are a shadow;
	In the softness
	I plunge...
	I plunge...
	I plunge...

	You like it to be
	Gently light,
	To see my paleness,
	Gently light...

	The purple of the evening
	Extends before me
	Like your arms,
	In purple,
	In purple...

	Save me
	So that I may believe in future,
	In my devotion...
	My devotion...
	My devotion...

	The lane bends
	And crosses over
	The little bridge.

	Let us walk together,
	Cross the bridge,
	And go away...
	Far away...

--
Grish Davtian was born in Nor Jugha, Esfahan, Iran. His work includes
poetry and literary criticism written in Armenian, and, more recently,
poetry written in English. He has worked as the founding editor for
the Aregak monthly journal, in 1964-5 in London, and editor of the
literary pages of Alik Daily newspaper, in 1980-1985 in Tehran. As a
member of the Armenian Writer's Society in Iran, he has served as
the vice president and president of this organization for several
years. He has three books of poems published in Armenian. Now living
in Glendale, CA, USA, Davtian has been in charge of the literary pages
of the Asparez Daily newspaper in 1997-2001. He has initiated the
Literary Asparez monthly meetings, sponsored by the Glendale Public
Library. He runs a one hour weekly literary program, called Literary
Ether, on Horizon Armenian TV. The book of his English poems "The
Ameriacan Pulse" has recently been published by Publish America LLLP,
USA. He is also the editor of The Literary Groong (TLG) webpage on the
Groong Armenian News Network website.

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