Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova Biography

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, characterised by its economy and emotional restraint, was strikingly original and distinctive to her contemporaries. The strong and clear leading female voice struck a new chord in Russian poetry. Her writing can be said to fall into two periods - the early work (1912–25) and her later work (from around 1936 until her death), divided by a decade of reduced literary output. Her work was condemned and censored by Stalinist authorities and she is notable for ...

Anna Akhmatova Quotes

11 November 2014

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

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Fabrizio Frosini 10 October 2015

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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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carla boynton 04 May 2021

this is good because it tells others what they do or think. something like that.

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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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The Best Poem Of Anna Akhmatova


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?

By day, a mysterious wood, near the town,
breathes out cherry, a cherry perfume.
By night, on July’s sky, deep, and transparent,
new constellations are thrown.

And something miraculous will come
close to the darkness and ruin,
something no-one, no-one, has known,
though we’ve longed for it since we were children.

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