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You Will Hear Thunder

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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.

That day in Moscow, it will all come true,
when, for the last time, I take my leave,
And hasten to the heights that I have longed for,
Leaving my shadow still to be with you.
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Michael redmond 30 March 2019
I guess this poem translated itself?
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chris moran 27 December 2019
D.M. Thomas is the translator. " hasten to the heights" sounds very UN-russian. Too western, too baroque for A.A. I have a friend who is providing me with a more true translation for that bottom stanza.
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M Asim Nehal 03 July 2016
What a nice ending, to remain with the lover you raised the heights great..0 And hasten to the heights that I have longed for, Leaving my shadow still to be with you.
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Maya Hanson 08 April 2015
I love this! beautiful
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Indigo Hawkins 15 February 2008
This is from 'Moscow Trefoil', I think...I've always loved the power in Akhmatova's poems. They make me wish I could read Russian.
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