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Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

A poem by Anna Akhmatova: To The Londoners

To The Londoners (From the ‘In the Fortieth Year’) 1940 The twenty-fourth drama of Shakespeare Time’s writing with its indifferent hand. We, selves, the guests of the awful Feast here, Better would read Hamlet, Caesar, and Lear Over the river, ...

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A poem by Anna Akhmatova : Shade

Shade ‘What does a certain woman know of the hour of her death?’ – Mandelstam Tallest, suavest of us, why Memory, forcing you to appear from the past, pass down a train, swaying, to find me clear profiled through the ...

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A poem by Anna Akhmatova : Requiem

Requiem Not under foreign skies Nor under foreign wings protected – I shared all this with my own people There, where misfortune had abandoned us. [1961] INSTEAD OF A PREFACE During the frightening years of the Yezhov terror, I spent ...

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