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The Literary Groong - 11/29/2003

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	By Grish Davtian

	Let me take you in my arms
	And raise you to the sky,
	So you can play with the stars,
	So I can light stars in your eyes
	That will reflect in mine.

	Let me hang the rainbow 
	From your delicate shoulders,
	Put my hand around your waist;
	Let me undo the buttons
	Of your flower-patterned shirt.

	Fired with wishes and yearnings
	To bend over your soft chest
	With the sultry and swelter of my love,
	To put a bond of kiss
	On your sweet and alluring lips.

	To tickle you with warmth and hotness,
	To make you breathless, panting,
	To fire your desires
	With the flames of real love,
	With the flames of real love.

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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