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LUND AT NIGHT By Sara Margaryan Through the daytime light it seems tiny and full - the night turns its diminutiveness into a mysterious space - dark yet dimly lit, it resembles the chorus on the backstage - the important but modestly shaded component of the performance. The cosines of the streets acquires a special color - the color of night, mixed with the yellowish shop-windows, greenish pubs and different shades of the brown-gray. It has nothing of the brightness the big cities sparkle with: advertisement sheets, illuminations - simplicity of noble lanterns makes a touching composition with the full moon, or, more often, its complete absence. No cars - almost. A few bikers. Quietness intermingles with the sounds, echoing from pubs and night cafes, very few and usually packed. Heart beating becomes an inseparable sound of the nightlife - one does hear it. The pulse on the arm - in tact with the town pulse: no hurry at all, time is at your disposal. You need not squeeze it, you can strain it endlessly, and still find some remains. Forget-me-not, says the flower. I won't ever, murmurs a passer-by, a casual pedestrian, an unknown guest of the night on a small spot of the earth. Forget-me-not. -- Sara Margaryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia and is currently studying in Austria. She has written poetry since childhood and has been published several times. She writes mainly in Russian, but also in Armenian and English. Sara graduated from the Yerevan State Linguistic University in 1999. She has been published in Armenia and Russia, and has participated in the contest of poets - translators in Armenia, where she won third prize. She has authored one book of poetry in Russian language, and presently working at the second one to be published in 2003.