Dsegh: our proud village in the cloudy mountains
6 September 2022
Situated at the edge of Lori gorge, and surrounded by boundless fields where horses run freely, is the village of Dsegh. Welcome to the hometown of Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan.
The village and the stone statues of the heroes of Tumanyan’s fairy tales welcome all visitors. They remind us of all of Tumanyan’s lines that we know by heart from school.
The poet’s spirit is everywhere, and it should come as no surprise that every one in two residents turns out to be a distant or close relative of the writer.
Let’s go around Dsegh! Up the mountains, down the fields, through some narrow streets, and visit some houses to chat with the people.