David Guramishvili: Verses
David Guramishvili was one of the finest Georgian poets of the 18th century. Guramishvili was kidnapped by a Daghestanian raiding party and spent some time in captivity before he escaped and made his way to Russia. He was awarded an estate in Ukraine, where he spent the rest of his life. Guramishvili’s poetry comprises of autobiographical poetry known as the Davitiani, collection of verses describing historical events in Georgia in the first half of the 18th century known as the Kartlis Chiri (Georgia’s Afflictions), number of verses, etc. Guramishvili’s poetry emulates Shota Rustaveli’s quatrains in using four rhyming 16-syllable lines.
- Venera Urushadze
- VERSES 'Ode to the Sun', 'A Lament, Man', 'Zubovka', 'Advice to Scholars', 'Woes of Georgia', 'The Kidnapping of David Guramishvili by The Lekis', 'David Guramishvili to the Fleeting World', 'David Guramishvili's Epitaph' from 'Anthology of Georgian Poetry' translated by Venera Urushadze