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The Literary Groong - 09/02/2007

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	SALT CELLAR

	By Michael E. Stone


	A stylized salt-cellar,
	in brown ceramic
	ovoid, a woman's face,
	and a fringe of pottery hair on top
	hands at its sides.

	a marsupial Humpty-Dumpty
	with a pouch full of salt
	for flavour,
	and a pottery spoon.

--
Michael Stone is Professor of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. He has published poetry in Ararat, Avocet,
Byline Magazine, Hazmat Review, King Log, Mandrake Poetry Review,
Ruah, White Heron, ARC, and Voices Anthology. He also translates
medieval Armenian poetry into English and has published translations
in Ararat, Sion and St. Nersess Theological Review. He is at present
finalizing an English translation of the medieval biblical epic
Adamgirk' by Arak'el of Siwnik'. In addition to poetry he has
published numerous scholarly books and articles on Armenian studies.

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