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Make a commitment

the way sun commits

itself to sky

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and mist does to the eye

and fish to silence.

Make a promise

the way wind whispers

to fields, lightning

to forest, and the soul

speaks in dreams.

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Decide to belong

as the candle does

to light, the tear

to gravity, and melody

to song.

Make a commitment

and your wandering

will cease, indecision

will end, and your road

toward home will find


*Translated from the Armenian by Diana Der-Hovanessian.

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