AS A FORTUNE
Take a lantern
Keep it bright
As the light source
Of your mind-
Again and again,
Take the inexhaustible fire
As the hopeful cord
Of your heart.
"As a creative individual, Komitas tested his abilities in the field of poetry, have left marvelous poems. Although the exact dates of their creation are unknown, the poems of the genius composer are assumed to have been written sometime around 1905-1914. In them one can discover the thoughts, feelings and soul of Komitas as a composer and Komitas as a human being. In spite of the fact that the poems were often written hastily with a pencil, and some of the notebooks were titled "Draft", the poems of Komitas are respectfully considered flawless and magnificent samples of poetry.
The khazzes from the manuscripts allow us to assume that Komitas intended to vocalize his texts. These poems are penetrated with a heart-felt concern and sincerity; they are unique for their rich syllables, "melody" and "rhythm". No wonder some of Komitas' poems served as a basis for songs.
Clarity and spontaneity, deep thought and laconism are typical of the poetry of Komitas.
Love, loneliness, native nature, mother. The lyrics of Komitas are rich in the theme and content. Although up to this day it is not clear who was the cause for Komitas's excitement, whether or not his love was real, still most of the poems we have left from him are about love. ("In my Dream", "In your Dream", "Immortal Love", etc.).
The poetry of Komitas is also rich in its remarkable landscapes in which his life and loneliness is often put as an analogy to the nature ("An Autumn Day", "Love and Harvest"). The only complete poem of the great musician is dedicated to his mother ("Mother Lullaby"), and it presents a son-to-mother discourse. From the page.
Excellent site! He had a tragic life but the rest of the site is also very interesting and detailing other aspects of his life and demise. For all the tragedy he endured, his beautiful poetry and music remain as a wonderful testament to his gifts as well as how much one life may affect a culture throughout the ages long after his passing.