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I SAW By Armenoui Minassian I saw trees hanged head down in the lakes, I saw lawns that covered up the dumps. I heard footfalls that pecked the stillness of night And faded away in the jaw of the dark. I saw it, and someone else has seen it, I heard it, and someone else has heard it. What we'll do that will be a test¦ I saw the sun burning the unprotected Who worked without breaks and without hopes I saw rains that washed away the traces And a thunder that muffled all the cries for help. I saw it, and someone else has seen it, I heard it, and someone else has heard it. What we'll do that will be a test. I saw daylights- revealed dark secrets of nights, I saw ravens- babbled on secretive lies, Thieving magpies that got away with the prize And an owl that went blind at nights. I saw it and someone else has seen it I heard it, and someone else has heard it What we'll do, that will be a choice. With the Touch of Spring Sun¦ I'm walking in the garden, The soil enjoys free life, After snow cold burden The plants smile and thrive. This is the time when morning's Sun is caring and bold. This is the time when evenings Do not threaten with cold. This is the time when colors Have their chance and place One `colored desires Don't dominate in a space. The air is full of fragrance Of fresh blooms and new grass Lilac takes its chances Pink is ready to dance. I can't take of my eyes Of peach tree's fancy gowns Snow-white blooms of plums Dance with green and brown. The bushes flirt with breeze Flowers chat with grass Bees make confessions With loud and endless buzz. With the touch of spring sun The whole nature rejoices, When white burden is gone The soil makes new choices. -- Armenouhi Minassian was born in the village of Mughni in Ashtarak District of Armenia. She's a graduate from the Yerevan State University with a Masters degree in Armenian Language and Literature and in Teaching. For several years she worked as a teacher in #155 Secondary school of Yerevan. Armenouhi started to write poetry when she was 10. Her first poem was broadcast by Armenian radio when she was in the third grade. She received her first award for reading her poetry in the Scholastic Olympics competition in 1966. Her first article was published in the Ashtarak district Newspaper in 1972. Armenoui migrated to the United States in 1993. In 2001, a collection of her poetry was published in Los Angeles under the title "Veratsnund". Her poems have appeared in "Hi Life", "Asbarez", "Azdarar", "New Mirage Quarterly" and in several anthologies including "The Best Poets and Poems of 2002". Her new poetry collection "Mundane Yearnings", written in Armenian, is ready for publication. Recently she started to write song lyrics both in English and Armenian.