Anna Akhmatova

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Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, better known by the pen name Anna Akhmatova, was a Russian and Soviet modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon.

Akhmatova's work ranges from short lyric poems to intricately structured cycles, such as Requiem (1935–40), her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror. Her style, characteri ...

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Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
Everything’s eaten by hunger, unsated,
so why does a light shine ahead?


Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
I shared all this with my own people
There, where misfortune had abandoned us.

I Taught Myself To Live Simply

I taught myself to live simply and wisely,
to look at the sky and pray to God,
and to wander long before evening
to tire my superfluous worries.


Celebrate our anniversary – can’t you see
tonight the snowy night of our first winter
comes back again in every road and tree -
that winter night of diamantine splendour.

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.

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11 November 2014

The triumphs of a mysterious non-meeting are desolate ones; unspoken phrases, silent words.


carla boynton 04 May 2021

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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 October 2020

Anna Akhmatova who is ranked #142 on top 500 poets of the world on date 26 October 2020 is an outstanding and God gifted poetess who has written many beautiful and heart touching poems with human values and learning essence and philosophy. Reading her poems we feel very happy!

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carla boynton 04 May 2021

so true. And wow i never knew that he/she was ranked #142 on top 500 poets of the world.thanks btw.

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M Asim Nehal 30 March 2019

A gifted poetess. Bold and fearless writing is her hallmark.

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Sónia Freitas 04 March 2019

I love her poetry

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 February 2019

Anna Akhmatova ONE of MY FAVORITE

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Hamza 26 February 2018

I like it so much

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himu khan 23 December 2017

she was a high.measure profitable poetI have ever seen....

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Saeedeh Moosavi 28 November 2016

thanks alot. but who is the translator?

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Fabrizio Frosini 10 October 2015

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Misha Allport 23 January 2014

A restrained elegance enveloped in a Slavic midnight hue.

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Sylva Portoian 26 June 2012

She has a voice... No one can cross... She has a chant... Like a 'Breathing Rose'...!

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Charmaine Sinclair 17 May 2009

Her words are so simply hung. I love her words.

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carla boynton 04 May 2021

me too! !

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Dana Santos 26 April 2004

i like it very touching

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