The Historical and Political Portrait of Time in Tamar Hovhannisyan’s Poetry

Scientific Proceedings of  Vanadzor State University Humanitarian and Social Sciences (ISSN 2738-2915)        

2023 vol 1

The Historical and Political Portrait of Time in Tamar Hovhannisyan’s Poetry

Narine Hovhannnisyan


Key words: politics-slaughter of life, woman-creator of life, poetic mirror of the face of time, poignant peer review, a woman’s heart, geopolitical warfare


The light and shadow of time, harmony and ferocity are bipolar phenomena, the ebb and flow of spiritual emotions that determine the pulsating tension of historical and political poetry of Tamar Hovhannisyan. The main research issues in the article are the opposition of the woman-creator of life and politics-slaughter of life in Tamar Hovhannisyan’s poetry and the face of time reflected in a poetic mirror. The political rotation of the Earth in the historicopolitical and historicopsychological poetry of Hovhannisyan penetrates into the heart of a woman, varying from a personal model of psychological perception of time to an impersonal model, from individual to the universal poetry. Tamar Hovhannisyan’s poetry is women’s poetry, which embodies and reflects the tremendous pain caused by a man, the invasion of death into the valley of life, the victory of the hell over the heaven. In her works, the political course of the Earth wails like a stretched nerve string, with variations in voice and style, with the harmony of emotions. Tamar Hovhannisyan’s poetry transforms into the poetic mirror of time, in which her portraits are displayed, refracted and reflected. This is a dramatic poetry of the conflict between a woman and politics, the painful opposition of the life-giving woman to life-destroying geopolitics.

Tamar Hovhannisyan’s poetry is exceptional and engrossing with its original art of creating images, a unique rhythm of lines and feminine depths of thoughts and feelings. Combining the peculiarities of Western and Armenian literature, subtly integrating them or making smooth transitions, Hovhannisyan created a deeply personal, but also universal poetry, which is the subject of study for present and future philologists.