Anna Akhmatova

(23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)

You Will Hear Thunder - Poem by Anna Akhmatova

You will hear thunder and remember me,
And think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson,
And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire.

That day in Moscow, it will all come true,
when, for the last time, I take my leave,
And hasten to the heights that I have longed for,
Leaving my shadow still to be with you.


Comments about You Will Hear Thunder by Anna Akhmatova

  • Freshman - 570 Points Maya Hanson (4/8/2015 8:55:00 PM)

    I love this! beautiful (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Indigo Hawkins (2/15/2008 4:13:00 PM)

    This is from 'Moscow Trefoil', I think...I've always loved the power in Akhmatova's poems. They make me wish I could read Russian. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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