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HAIKUS By Varoujan Froundjian On the train, A lady reads- Short story. In gratitude for cleaning his cage My dog- Invites me in. Yellow roses, In Clay vase- Wait. Winter storm Traffic jam `Come to Florida'. Claims the billboard. After long time searching For a peaceful place, my cat- Rests on the loudspeaker. Her brasserie Hung on the wash rope- Lone summer. Autumn leaves Greet me from under my Knees Silent snow Silent mosquitoes Tea. -- Upon graduation from Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatrical Institute, Varoujan Froundjian 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. His first recital in United States was at the General Theological Seminary, NYC where he introduced an anthology of Armenian poetry. He directed a poetic commemoration of the Armenian Genocide in the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. At the Armenian Cultural Foundation in Arlington, MA, he presented a dramatic monologue based on the life and work of 19th century poet, mystic, Eghia Demirjibashian,. Varoujan Froundjian frequently writes for the Armenian Reporter International and his poems have been published in anthologies produced by Poetry.com. Recently, Varoujan has begun a series of experiments where he combines poetry with computer animations soon to be viewed on the Internet.