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THE SPRING AND SWALLOWS By GRISH DAVTIAN Some springs Have their own swallows, Which melodize The year, the time, Which is just life. Life has its melody, Its song, Which rings like a bell, Which is hung in our school... A note of happiness Hangs from its chime Sending tunes up my heart. It is with the same emotions That I illustrate bells On New Year greeting cards... I am resounding The melody of happiness, Which begins from our school And expands, Reaching our people and their time, Enter the classroom, Which is just life... The swallows chirp And build their nests... ...It is us Who fall in love, And go to secret dates, And taste the flavor... ...It is us Who form a family, With sonorous notes, With tempo and time, Which is just life. Life has its breeze, Which whispers in our garden, In the nursery of our school, And caresses the trees and flowers And roses, Which are more fragrant Than dreams... Trees and flowers and roses, Our wealth... ...Which we enjoy in time, Which is just life, Melodized, Resounding Whispering... It is with all these things That I love the swallows, That I love the spring. -- Mr. Davtian has published three books of his poetries in Armenian, and one book in English. He is the president of the Armenian Writers Association of California. AWAOC has monthly literary meetings at the Glendale Public Library, Glendale, CA, sponsored by the library. Grish is founding and former editor of The Literary Groong.