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THE MOUNTAIN By Varoujan Froundjian Sipping tea at Le Cafe See bamboo chairs Reflect sorrows of afternoon, Dust bursts off my tongue Songs of bygone Sheepish glance at shady glass. Then, for the fourth time I observe the clock- Have a date with the Mountain Will he come by? Trumpet blasts at crow's tune Air is intense- spit and angst Blow the throats of Disguised pawns Breasts sigh as girls Slide at sideways tide Stains surface on my white tie A frog mourns a lost lagoon- Have a date with the Mountain Will he come by? Rain now drops in dismal pace A mere glance to casual mate Oozes streams of sweat and haze Birds trade wings to random crumbs I am a goon longing for past A twig waves to passing lark Willing to bark- Have a date with the Mountain Will he come by? -- Varoujan Froundjian graduated from Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatrical Institute. He has directed several plays in Armenia, Cairo and Unites States, among them, Eugene Ionesco's "The Lesson", Anton Chekhov's `The Bear', George Feydeau's "A flea in Her Ear", and created dramatizations of poetry by Yeghishe Charentz, and `Lamentatons' by Krikor Naregatsi. In NYC, he introduced an anthology of Armenian poetry and in Arlington, MA, he presented a dramatic monologue based on the life and work of 19th century poet, mystic, Eghia Demirjibashian. Varoujan frequently writes for the Armenian Reporter International and his poems have been published in anthologies produced by Poetry.com. Most recently, Varoujan has started a series of experiments where he combines poetry with computer animations soon to be viewed on the Internet.