Georgian love poem
შენი სახე სარკეში
ჩემი საუკეთესო ლექსია
უკანასკნელად გეტყვი მიყვარხარ
Audio voice Irma
A transliteration of my poem.
Sheni sakhe sark'eshi
Chemi sauk'eteso leksia
Uk'anask'nelad get'q'vi miq'varkhar
→ Poem the mirror ←
Georgian woman and her language
The "I love you" of this Georgian love poem (სიყვარული პოემა) is said "mikyvarxar". Your reflection is the most beautiful Georgian (Common Kartvelian, Gruzinski, Kartuli) 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.
The ancient kingdom of Colchis (where the present-day Georgia is located), 10th century, is where Homer is approaching Jason in search of the Golden Fleece, perhaps you are coming down from the Argonauts.
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 tradition retraced its invention in the 3rd century under the impetus of King Pharnavaz.
This language belongs to the Caucasian family of languages, which are not all genetically related each other. It is the most widely spoken of these languages, and the only one with an ancient literary tradition. The earliest Georgian alphabet, known as Khutsuri. The actual script is called mxedruli (Mkhedruli). It is written left to right without upper or lower case.
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, we must note the book "Glory and eloge of the georgian language" by Zocime, a book because of borrows is a testimony of dead languages. 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's under Thamar queen, that Chota Roustaveli write the great monument of the georgian literature: "The knight with tiger skin", which is one of the masterpiece of the mondial literature.
Durant les siècles qui suivirent, la langue géorgienne, sous les pressions de puissants ennemis Perse et Ottoman, devient un des pilier de la lutte nationale. 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.