I Taught Myself To Live Simply Poem by Anna Akhmatova

I Taught Myself To Live Simply

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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.
When the burdocks rustle in the ravine
and the yellow-red rowanberry cluster droops
I compose happy verses
about life's decay, decay and beauty.
I come back. The fluffy cat
licks my palm, purrs so sweetly
and the fire flares bright
on the saw-mill turret by the lake.
Only the cry of a stork landing on the roof
occasionally breaks the silence.
If you knock on my door
I may not even hear.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jack Garvey 02 March 2009

Is living simply correct? Well, yes it is, especially with our present over crowdedness. People must learn to please oneself with less.

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Orit Zehavi 11 June 2009

it is the simplicity and wisdom of somone who lost his beloved

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sidharth singh 24 January 2015

Such a simple a beautiful verse.

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Ashek Sarker 06 January 2016

loved this poem.

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Margaret O Driscoll 06 January 2016

This is simply beautiful!

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Chinedu Dike 28 January 2022

Interesting and beautiful.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 01 February 2021

Beautiful poem imbued with insight.

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Bjpafa Meragente 12 March 2020

Few simply things. Things may appear closer on the rear View mirror.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 January 2020

I taught myself to live simply and wisely, to look at the sky and pray to God, /// self teaching is great and wise teaching

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Michele Jackman 11 April 2019

Lifted my heart up and gave me fresh breath- I am on the right track to teach people how to live simply and tire out superfluous worries- This is a great testimonial and image for self-esteeming time, like walking a potentially vicious dog locked in a cage too long and feel feeling the freedom to now answer the door and remain at peace with outside forces.

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