poet Nora Nadjarian

Nora Nadjarian

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Nora Nadjarian (b. 1966 in Limassol, Cyprus) is an Armenian-Cypriot writer and poet. She studied in England and Switzerland.

Her poems deal with everyday episodes which go beyond reality in their atmospheric concentration, pointing to symbolic interior worlds.

She writes her poetry mainly in English and Armenian, with a small number in Greek. In her poems she processes her multi-cultural, polyglot make-up.

She is a regular participant at poetry festivals, literary conferences and projects in the English-speaking world. Her poems have appeared in German translation in the anthology “Zypern literarisch” (Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus 2008) and in the ... more »

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Best Poem of Nora Nadjarian

Separation

The time came when they longed to return.
My father walked circles in the living room,
my mother packed and unpacked her hands.
We will leave when the rain stops, they said.
The rain in this country is so unkind.

The time came when they could no longer return.
My father sat in his remote corner of silence,
my mother leant into lamplight and threaded sighs.
We will leave when the rain stops, she said,
hummed intricate tunes, sewed invisible tears.

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