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Zabel Sibil Asadour

Armenian writer

Zabel Sibil Asadour (Armenian - Զապէլ Ասատուր) better known by her literary pseudonym Sibil (Armenian - Սիպիլ) was born as Zabel Hovhannesi Khanjian (Armenian - Զապէլ Յովհաննէսի Խանճեան), July 23, 1863 in Üsküdar district, İstanbul - June 19, 1934), was a famous ethnic Armenian poet, writer, publisher, educator and philanthropist.


  • There are other tears, bright, clear, untroubled,
    Shining as the sun, untouched of care.
  • It is a thorny rose, which draws red blooddrops from thine heart—
    The delicate bright ribbon of the rainbow, o’er thee hung.

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