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Anna Akhmatova

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I seem to myself, as in a dream, Am accidental guest in this dreadful body.

— Anna Akhmatova

#illness #dreams

If you were music I would listen to you ceaselessly       And my low spirits would brighten up.

— Anna Akhmatova

#music #love

And you know, I agree to everything: I will condemn, I will forget, I will give comfort to the enemy, Darkness will be light and sin lovely.

— Anna Akhmatova


Wild honey smells of freedom The dust - of sunlight The mouth of a young girl, like a violet But gold - smells of nothing.

— Anna Akhmatova


Song falls silent, music is dumb, But the air burns with their fragrance, And white winter, on its knees, Observes everything with reverent attention.

— Anna Akhmatova


But then he touched the flowers With the dry tips of his fingers. "Tell me how men kiss you. Tell me how you kiss.

— Anna Akhmatova

#the-guest #the-visitor #men

Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn.

— Anna Akhmatova

#chose #concern #death #deny #does

I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars.

— Anna Akhmatova

#before #endured #here #hours #hundred

All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead.

— Anna Akhmatova

#been #betrayed #black #death #flashed

Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.

— Anna Akhmatova

#courage #fit #free #great #our

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Thomas; Penguin Classics; ISBN 0-14-042464-4
2009 Selected Poems Trans. She regularly read to soldiers in the military hospitals and on the front line; indeed her later pieces seem to be the voice of those who had struggled and the many Anna Akhmatova has outlived. Akhmatova was able to meet some of her pre-revolutionary acquaintances in 1965 when Anna Akhmatova was allowed to travel to Sicily and England in order to receive the Taormina prize and an honorary doctoral degree from Oxford University accompanied by her lifelong friend and secretary Lydia Chukovskaya.

Akhmatova's first husband Nikolai Gumilev was executed by the Soviet secret police and her son Lev Gumilev and her third husband Nikolay Punin spent many years in the Gulag where Punin died. Anna Andreyevna Gorenko (June 23 [O. The strong and clear leading female voice struck a new chord in Russian poetry.

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