HayPost (the Armenian postal service) has issued a stamp celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of Misak Metsarents, a leading Western Armenian poet.
Misak Metsarents was born in the Pingian village of Vilayet of Kharpert, near Agn. In 1894, he moved with his family to Sepastia, where he attended the Aramian School. Until 1902, he attended the Anatolia Boarding School in Marzvan. From 1902-1905, he attended the Central School in Constantinople. However, tuberculosis forced him to leave his education. The poor poet died July 4, 1908. At the age of 22, the very young poet enriched Armenian poetry with his lyrical and genuine masterpieces. In spite of his sad fate, Misak Metsarents managed to publish in his lifetime two volumes of poetry: "Dziadzan" (Rainbow) (1907)