Treasure Island

Anna Akhmatova

(23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)

You Will Hear Thunder


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.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • 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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