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SONGS OF CRICKETS By Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr. strangers in our own untranslatable paradise we wait for the discovery of new colors and hues to depict what we felt. Taking refuge in intensely personal emotions so extraordinary, that when we try to verbalize we sound like babbling toddlers. we have our daily routine blanketing the deep stillness of treasures so rare planted in each of us by the other defying dimensions of time place and destiny in the clear shiny night the stars keep on singing the sparkling songs of the crickets * -- Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr. A graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, a M. Ed. Counseling Psychology, from WilliamPaterson University, Wayne, NJ, and CPA requirements completed at Pace University, NYC. Kevork resides in NY with his wife Maral, and three sons Aramazt, Tro, and Ohanes. A descendant of survivors of the Genocide from the town of Kilis, in the Cilician region of Armenia, an accountant by profession, he likes to paint and write. His next project is to collect the names of 100 volunteer Armenian-American families who would like to resettle in Armenia and jump-start a new way of work and life there. Some of his poems have been published in literary periodicals such as "Ararat" and at www.poetry.com.