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The Literary Groong - 03/13/2004

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	DESIRE

	By Grish Davtian


	It is green,
	It is blue,
	Mixture of horizons
	In deep sky:
	They are your eyes in my sight.

	When I catch your glance
	It is the ether
	Where I get lost, 
	Serene and peaceful
	And inviting as desire.

	It is warm... it is hot...
	I am breathless:
	It is your scent in my gasp.

	The moon falls
	And scatters gold dust:
	It is your hair on my chest.

	Your smile ripens sweetly:
	It is your lips
	I desire to taste.


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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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