- Modern Georgian Poetry
Arboles Altos means tall trees in Spanish. Soso Meshveliani's poetry is a retrospective of the universe seen from a very natural human height and equally implies a peasant and an intellectual as its potential reader.
For the author, life is a ceaseless feeling of "delightful hunger" that it first passionately evokes in others and then generously nourishes it at the vast board of the universe like at a sacred feast.
The universe is whole and undivided with its patriarchal placidity and megalopolis noise. Poet's memory carries the unity composed of pagan and Christian, mythical and folkloric reflections. One cannot distinguish the levels of pain and joy, suffering and pleasure in this poetry as life is enough to experience it all and poetry itself looks at life from the point where the tops of the highest trees meet, it contemplates life as the most natural substance, as an "inflicted perfection".