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The Literary Groong - 02/15/2003

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	By Bedros B. Afeyan

	Accrued crust of varnished calyx
	Below a brooding brinksman's pride
	Grapnel gripping girded gasps
	Prophylactic progeny's cadence
	Or a precentor's calumny in a demitasse

	A ravaged nation hemorrhages, defoliates
	An ancient language irreversibly diffracts
	Into pockets of arid echo prisms
	Encryptions nesting unfulfilled troubadours
	Tympani vexed mosaic repeating
	Unsyllabic monastic monodies in taste.

Dr. Bedros Afeyan is a theoretical physicist who works and lives in
the Bay area with his wife, Marine. He writes in Armenian and in
English and also paints and sculpts. Samples of his work can be found
on the web by clicking on his personal web pages at:

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