Anna Akhmatova

(23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)

A Widow In Black - Poem by Anna Akhmatova

A widow in black -- the crying fall
Covers all hearts with a depressing cloud...
While her man's words are clearly recalled,
She will not stop her lamentations loud.
It will be so, until the snow puff
Will give a mercy to the pined and tired.
Forgetfulness of suffering and love --
Though paid by life -- what more could be desired?


Comments about A Widow In Black by Anna Akhmatova

  • Gold Star - 22,689 Points * Sunprincess * (6/6/2014 4:22:00 PM)

    .............so true.....what more could be desired... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Jean Francois Martineau (3/11/2013 9:00:00 PM)

    Atrocious translation. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010



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