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The Literary Groong - 02/10/2007

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	HAIKUS

	By Varoujan Froundjian 


	On the train, 
	A lady reads-
	Short story.

	In gratitude for cleaning his cage
	My dog-
	Invites me in.

	Yellow roses,
	In Clay vase-
	Wait.

	Winter storm
	Traffic jam
	`Come to Florida'. Claims the billboard.

	After long time searching 
	For a peaceful place, my cat-
	Rests on the loudspeaker.

	Her brasserie
	Hung on the wash rope-
	Lone summer.

	Autumn leaves
	Greet me from under my
	Knees

	Silent snow
	Silent mosquitoes
	Tea.

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Upon graduation from Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatrical Institute,
Varoujan Froundjian directed several plays in Armenia, Cairo and
Unites States, among them, Eugene Ionesco's "The Lesson", Anton
Chekhov's `The Bear', George Feydeau's "A flea in Her Ear", and
created dramatizations of poetry by Yeghishe Charentz, and
`Lamentatons' by Krikor Naregatsi.
His first recital in United States was at the General Theological
Seminary, NYC where he introduced an anthology of Armenian poetry. He
directed a poetic commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in the
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. At the Armenian Cultural
Foundation in Arlington, MA, he presented a dramatic monologue based
on the life and work of 19th century poet, mystic, Eghia
Demirjibashian,.
Varoujan Froundjian frequently writes for the Armenian Reporter
International and his poems have been published in anthologies
produced by Poetry.com. Recently, Varoujan has begun a series of
experiments where he combines poetry with computer animations soon to
be viewed on the Internet.

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