Anna Akhmatova

(23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)

When I Write Poems - Poem by Anna Akhmatova

When I'm embraced by airy inspiration,
I am a bridge between the sky and earth.
Of all what heart high-values in creation
I am a king, when breathing with a verse!

Just if my soul wishes it, my fairy,
I shall give you the peaceful coast band,
Where, with a hum, the pinky sea is carrying
The dreaming tide to reach the dreaming land.

I can do all, just trust in me: I'm mighty;
I have the roots for kindness and for love;
And if I want, from clouds and from the lightning
I'll make a cover your sweet bed above.

And I can, dear, create a word such special,
That it would change laws of the whole world,
To call again its own celebration
And stop the sun from fall in the night cold.

I'm all another in my inspiration,
I am a bridge between the sky and earth.
Of all what heart high-values in creation
I am a king, when breathing with a verse!


Comments about When I Write Poems by Anna Akhmatova

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/6/2017 7:09:00 AM)


    This is what poetry is. It can turn the world upside down and can reach beyond the sky. So very nice. (Report) Reply

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (5/3/2016 1:49:00 PM)


    The power of poetry put beautifully (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (1/6/2016 1:59:00 PM)


    We do feel that way when we write a beautiful poem or a stirring short story. We do feel so epic! She said it well in this piece. I particularly liked:
    I can do all, just trust in me: I'm mighty;
    I have the roots for kindness and for love;
    And if I want, from clouds and from the lightning
    I'll make a cover your sweet bed above.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 26, 2015



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