On this day - Aug. 18, 1876: Socialist and feminist poetry trailblazer Shushanik Kurghinian was born
August 18, 2020
On this day, Armenian literary trailblazer Shushanik Kurghinian was born.
Despite the heavy news of late, today, we celebrate the legacy of Armenian literary trailblazer Shushanik Kurghinian.
I wanted to sing, they said, 'You don't know how…'
I wanted to sing, they said, "You don't know how…"
I penned songs—“Shut up! You’re a girl!”
But when in this miserable life
I became a song of pain
I found a place
In everyone’s bosom.
I sang a lot
And they said, “She will soon tire!”
I sang aloud
"It will stop at once!"
I sang to no end
And they flattered me.
(Translated by h-pem editor, Rupen Janbazian)
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