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Your feet still have the strength
To tread for centuries.
Your hands still have the life
To build.
The fire is still in your eyes
To burn.
You’re still mad enough
To love
And to yearn still
For life,
And to remember still–
To never forget
That your people
Gave you feet
To walk;
To build;
A heart
To love;
And life
To live on…


Hasmik Sargsyan, Dec. 1988
Translated by Rupen Janbazian

Rupen Janbazian

Rupen Janbazian

Rupen Janbazian is the editor of Torontohye Monthly. He is the former editor of The Armenian Weekly and the former director of public relations of the Tufenkian Foundation. Born and raised in Toronto, he is currently based in Yerevan.
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