You are slender.
Tall and slender like a poplar tree, do not bend under the force of the wind. All the doors are open, I’m standing in my garden with my feet soaked in dew, looking at you – and I say to myself: “Beloved, please stay with me forever, because life without you is impossible for me.”
Tchinares… Eres esbelto.
Alto y esbelto como un álamo, que no se inclina ante la fuerza del viento. Todas las puertas están abiertas, estoy parado en mi jardín con los pies empapados de rocío, mirando hacia ti, me digo a mí mismo:
“Querida, por favor quédate conmigo para siempre, porque la vida sin ti es imposible.”
..je te regarde en me disant: ” ma bien aimee, restes toujours a mes cotes car la vie sans toi est impossible ”
One of the musical instrument accompanied is called ” Duduk ”
The duduk (doo-dook; Armenian: դուդուկ) is an ancient double-reed woodwind flute made of apricot wood. It is indigenous to Armenia. It is commonly played in pairs: while the first player plays the song, the second plays a stready drone, and the sound of the two instruments together creates a richer, more haunting sound.
The unflattened reed and cylindrical body produce a sound closer to a clarinet than to more commonly known double-reeds. Unlike other double reed instruments like theoboe or shawm, the duduk has a very large reed proportional to its size. UNESCO proclaimed the Armenian duduk and its music as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005 and inscribed it in 2008. Duduk music has been used in a number of films, most notably in The Russia House and Gladiator.
5 thoughts on “You are / Tu es……Tchinares”
Wonderful music!! <3 …. and thanks for letting me know of 'duduk'… 🙂
Lovely. By coincidence I had shared this song too with my poem Shades of Inhumanity. Armenian music is perfectly suited for poignant matters.
Such a beautiful haunting song, Mihran. Thanks for the introduction to the duduk. That is fascinating. The hero in my new story has special abilities, magic with all manner of flutes. Perhaps he will play one at some point. 😀 Wishing you and yours a wonderful spring. Hugs.
Teegan – I have no words for your compliments, I am speeches and touched…wow
Very Armenian flute, the true voice of a soul.