Roupen Sevag – Sleep

The forest has fallen into place,
From afar, the lake has reached its fill,
A melted dream is endless, right?
Amongst the pillows, I sleep.

The snow falls chillingly,
My burning white love shivers
As you blink – deep in thought,
You fall in, you sleep.

Isn’t that a song that cries out from afar,
Like a few verses of a quiet blessing,
My undying love
Falls upon you, you sleep.

Death – He circles around your bed…
-Do the dead dream such verses?
Let me be your coffin, lined in black,
So that you may sleep within.



The original Armenian version of the poem can be found here [.pdf format]

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