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About Tatul Sonentz-Papazian (56 Articles)
Tatul Sonentz-Papazian is the former editor of the Armenian Review and director of the ARF and First Republic of Armenia Archives, based in Watertown, Mass. He has been a contributor to the Armenian Weekly for over 50 years. He currently directs the Publications Department of the Armenian Relief Society.

Commemorating an Ongoing Genocide as an Event of the Past…

  From the Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide In these troubled times of change and transformation, it can be safely stated that humanity, outpaced by runaway technology, has already embarked on the untested, escapist road of virtual [more...]

May 15, 2017 // 1 Comment

Shiraz: My Mother

My Mother My mother—gate to our hopes, She is the chapel of our homes, She is our cradle, my mother, The fort of our home, my mother, My mother is both mother and father, She is both slave and master, She is the homeless of our home, She is the nest of eagles, my mother, She is the housemaid of [more...]

May 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

Poem: Pater

“Come,” he said, Taking me by the hand And leading me towards The clear, visible horizon, and Beyond it, as it turned invisible, Onwards, through sunflower fields Moonlit trees and many galaxies Of fireflies frozen as stars Pointing to countless Other horizons… “It’s all yours,” he [more...]

August 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Poem: Halted Words

  (Photo: Patrick Tomasso) Halted Words Words that swarm Our speech and thoughts, Everyday words uttered In greeting, departure, or worse, Words of endearment or remorse, Words of discovery and loss Of our tormented souls… At the end of granted time That deprives us of all Presumed eternal, [more...]

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Poem: A Solo for Me

A Solo for Me You entered my humble room With buds yet to flower — Brought here to bloom…? I sing a last song To my old soul in gloom… And you come along, To garland my room…? Descendant of Eve, Deadly nutrition, Speak your name and leave! Your name is damnation And bottomless abyss — [more...]

May 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Poem: Under the Star of the Illuminator

Thus, I serenely stroll under the star of the Illuminator… And, like mellow drops of honey, his light drips into my soul… The star-studded night hums like an immense silver organ… The white light of the new moon spills onto the snow… Now, without a sound, stroll the specters of my forebears [more...]

February 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Dashnaktsakan…

The Armenian Weekly Magazine Dec. 2015: The ARF at 125 Vahan Navasardian Vahan Navasardian—undoubtedly one of the more prominent Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) leaders of the 20th century—starts one of his many published works on the ARF’s political credo with the following [more...]

January 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

Poem: Without the Sea

Like golden suns the garden sunflowers soar in the stormy firmament entranced my eyes   trail their motions… In my smile-filled days of childhood from my modest room I watched the sea blue-green   painted with colors of tinted china… The enticing sea aroused as a girl of [more...]

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Poem: WHY?

By Avik Derentz, Translated by Tatul Sonentz   You arrived With warmth and flair, You glanced At me smiling Through curls of long, Flowing brown hair…   Just why did you caress My flushing face?   And then, with Quivering lips and all, You captured therewith My heart and soul. I [more...]

August 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Poem: Nightfall

By Ruben Sevak, 1914 Translated by Tatul Sonentz Night falls, cloudless, boundless — What words, clear and sparkling, Fit this holy instant free of stress? —–Oh, pure ecstasy of existing…!   The distant vessel disappears, Illusive, the lake fades to nothing, Only witness, the [more...]

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

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