Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

was a Russian and Soviet modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon
Give me bitter years of sickness, Suffocation, insomnia, fever, Take my child and my lover, And my mysterious gift of song This I pray at your liturgy After so many tormented days, So that the stormcloud over darkened Russia Might become a cloud of glorious rays.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As the future ripens in the past, so the past rots in the future -- a terrible festival of dead leaves.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Flowers, cold from the dew, And autumn's approaching breath, I pluck for the warm, luxuriant braids, Which haven't faded yet. In their nights, fragrantly resinous, Entwined with delightful mystery, They will breathe in her springlike Extraordinary beauty. But in a whirlwind of sound and fire, From her shing head they will flutter And fall—and before her They will die, faintly fragrant still. And, impelled by faithful longing, My obedient gaze will feast upon them— With a reverent hand, Love will gather their rotting More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The secret of secrets is inside me againMore Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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