Vahan Terian

po_Terian-VahanVahan Terian (January 28, 1885 – January 7, 1920) was an Armenian poet, lyrist and public activist. He is known for his sorrowful, romantic poems, the most famous of which are still read and sung in their musical versions.


Vahan Terian

There is an invisible chain in the skies
unseen, as pain is unseen
except in the eyes.

The chain settles with the galaxies
of night to buckle the stars
each to each.

They flicker like sacred candles
and reach, but are tied
to order, and held separate by sight.

Like the stars, you and I are tied together
by dreams, not by want
Always together, always separate
on the same course, but orbits apart.