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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Yeghishe Charents - FOR THE NEW YEAR

I am entering a New Year – but for what new thing
Is my sad heart yearning…?  …An enormous wheel --

Inspite of my or your wishes, oh, Leader --Keeps turning round – forever and ever…

And its turns shall be endless… it is all preset --
No more yearning, no more commands – on this planet… 

O, everlasting Nirvana, of thee I fantasize --
At the close of my tempestuous, reckless days…


Yeghishe Charents 1934, Dec. 31,
Night 
Translated by Tatul Sonentz

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