Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

was a Russian and Soviet modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon
This land, although not my native land, Will be remembered forever. And the sea's lightly iced, Unsalty water. The sand on the bottom is whiter than chalk, The air is heady, like wine, And the rosy body of the pines Is naked in the sunset hour. And the sunset itself on such waves of ether That I just can't comprehend Whether it is the end of the day, the end of the world, Or the mystery of mysteries in me again.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am not one of those who left the land to the mercy of its enemies. Their flattery leaves me cold, my songs are not for them to praise.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
During the terrible years of the Yekhov terror I spent seventeen months in the prison queues in Leningrad. One day someone β€?identified’ me. Then a woman with lips blue with cold who was standing behind me, and of course had never heard of my name, came out of the numbness which affected us all and whispered in my earβ€”(we all spoke in whispers there): β€?Could you describe this?’ I said, β€?I can!’ Then something resembling a smile slipped over what had once been her face.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We thought: we're poor, we have nothing, but when we started losing one after the other so each day became remembrance day, we started composing poems about God's great generosity and our former riches.More Anna Akhmatova quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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