Anna Akhmatova

(23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)

True Tenderness - Poem by Anna Akhmatova

True tenderness is silent
and can't be mistaken for anything else.
In vain with earnest desire
you cover my shoulders with fur;
In vain you try to persuade me
of the merits of first love.
But I know too well the meaning
of your persistent burning glances.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010

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