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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. -- 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.