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Georgian poem, translated by Teo T

Audio voice Irma
The I love you of this Georgian love poem (Common Kartvelian, Gruzinski, Kartuli) is said "mikyvarxar". Your reflection is the most Georgian quatrain that i know. It has the blondness of your hair, and the blue of your eyes. My Georgian lady, I often imagined you without finding you. You! will you find me? I believe that yes, one day, a fine day of full sun, in your room flooded with light, you will read my little poem.

Georgian is the official language of Georgia, a country in the center of the Caucasus. There are several dialects, and it is one of the few languages ​​of this region to possess its own alphabet "mxedruli". The modern Georgian is based on the Eastern dialect. It was codified in the middle of the 11th century. This Kartlevian language is spoken by 5 million speakers. Heir of a long oral tradition, the litterature is initially clerical. In the 12th century a profane literature developed, a golden age followed by a chaos from which emerged the poetry of the kings of Kakheti, Teimouraz and Artchil. It is in Moscow that the Georgian poets Orbeliani, Gouramishvili and Gabashvili prepare the Georgian awakening. The union of Russia stimulates romanticism. Ilia Tchavtchavadze, poet and essayist founds the "Pirveli Dasi", the "Meore Dasi" is created by the poets Tseretheli and Niko Nikoladze. In the 20th century, Georgian poets use symbolism: Tabidze and Abacheli.

A transliteration of my poem.

sheni sakhe sark'eshi

chemi sauk'eteso leksia

ichkare uchinardeba

uk'anask'nelad get'q'vi miq'varkhar

Ex USSR poems