YEARNING: Poem by Eduard Harents

The shadow of color
is scaling
the scars of day;
walking the serenity
of an encountered dream…

The flower is the secret
of pain;
an introspective smile.
The scion names the sin.

Beyond personal bandages
of prayer,
the self-denial of a tree
is as much bright
as warm are the hands
of night.

I am freezing… your name.

Eduard Harents

Eduard Harents, born in 1981, is an Armenian poet living in Yerevan. He has graduated from Yerevan State University, the faculty of Oriental Studies and Cairo University Center of Arabic Language and Culture. Harents is an author of 10 poem collections. He has been published in numerous Armenian and foreign periodicals and anthologies. He is a quintuple prize winner: in 2007, 2009,  2011 and 2013 he was awarded in Best Poetical Series and Best Translation nominations. Young poets first prize by the name of Irina Gyulnazaryan (The best poetry book of the year) for the book Lethargic Vigilance, Yerevan, 2013. The International literary prize Pjeter Bogdani (2015, Kosovo),- prize for Poetry-2015. The International literary prize Dardanica (2019, Belgium). Panorama Global Award (Panorama International Literature Award 2020, Insus Scrolls Press/Writers Capital International Foundation, India-Italy).