6542 - Symbols of resistance

N. Lygeros
Translation: Paola Vagioni

They were right beneath the mountain
and they were greeting every day
the stones over their homes
yet they were not leaving
they could not,
landlocked in the ground of their ancestors
the grandfather and grandmother
demanded nothing but one thing
a new rooftop to resist the assaults
nothing else mattered
to their eyes in Artsakh.