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The Literary Groong - 07/23/2005

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	LILIES OF THE VALLEY

	by Knarik O. Meneshian


	Under the pine trees,
	Around the juniper shrubs,
	White bells hang silently
	From green domes.
	Each time I pass them,
	Each time I pick them,
	Sweet chimes of spring
	Fill the air.


	February 2005


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Knarik Meneshian was born in Austria.  Her father was an Armenian from
Meghree, Armenia, and her mother was an Austrian from Austria.  She is
married and is a writer and teacher.  In 1991, she taught English in
the village of Jrashen, (Spitak region), Armenia for several months.
In 2002-2003, she and her husband, as volunteers for one year, taught
English and Computers in Gyumri as well as in Tsaghgadzor, Armenia.
Her works have been published in various Armenian and non-Armenian
publications, with the majority of them in "The Armenian Weekly."
Currently, "The Armenian Weekly" has been publishing her pieces about
Gyumri and life in Armenia.  She has authored a book of poems titled
Reflections and translated from the Armenian to English the book Musa
Dagh - The Banishment of Zeitoun and Suedia's Revolt by Reverend
D. Antreassian.

Knarik lives with her family in Glenview, Illinois.

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