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QUEST By Grish Davtian In my quest You are pictured In line and curve... Line and curve... Line and curve... You are a shadow; In the softness I plunge... I plunge... I plunge... You like it to be Gently light, To see my paleness, Gently light... The purple of the evening Extends before me Like your arms, In purple, In purple... Save me So that I may believe in future, In my devotion... My devotion... My devotion... The lane bends And crosses over The little bridge. Let us walk together, Cross the bridge, And go away... Far away... -- 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.