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Rouben Vorberian
These poems cover the drama of the feeling that all that beauty and innocent is, alas, past reality not to return. Then the poet decides that there is no way back so one has to look forth.

Nevertheless finding no way in the reality the poet surrenders himself to enchanting dreams which add romantic coloring to his poetry. Fleeing from the massacre by Turks, away from the homeland in Africa, the works of the poet concentrate mainly upon one theme – hunger towards the native land and liberation of the country.

The poetic, prosaic works and letters of this period, brought together in the collection “Oasis” (1920), hold a straight idea, the idea of the beautiful life and the homeland with the desire to see it free.

The feeling of sadness and longing are tied with the belief that sunsets are not without sunrise for Armenians and one day the poet will greet his native land. Vorberian invites the exiled Armenians back to their country, he sends his son home instructing to restore the destroyed house.

The afflictions of Armenians and the yearning for its liberation are also described in the long poem called “Ripples”. Rouben Vorberian gives much importance to the mighty song and self-devotion for the liberation of the native land. “The Curse of Adam” which holds firm to this idea, is an ode to the human being, the most perfect being in the universe and his rebellious spirit: if man is able to rebel he will win.

The idea progresses by several attributes - fatherly love and family happiness, delight of love and vivacity. All of this suggest the love of the poet to life and man born of lasting tragedy of life and death.

The poetic legacy of the last decade of Rouben Vorberian increases with new aspects – the fate of Armenian Diaspora, flight from assimilation and coming together in Eastern Armenia (“Visit Full of Longing”, “Apples of Motherland”, “New Hymn”).
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Writer: Hasmik Muradyan
Editor: Eugenia Melkonyan
 Date Added: Thursday August 31, 2006 08:56:30 

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