Saving Armenia from Armenians
You thoughtful Armenian pondering by some stream of the Euphrates!
You peering amid the ruins of Nineveh! You ascending mount Ararat!
You foot-worn pilgrim welcoming the far-away sparkle of the minarets of Mecca!
- Walt Whitman, “Salut au Monde!” from Leaves of Grass
By Edmond Y. Azadian