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Poem2Poem: I taught myself to live simply and wisely, / to look at the sky and pray to God, - Anna Akhmatova

RealEmirHan: “I know that I love her with a secret, deep, true love. This love cannot be escaped soon, if at all. It will last for a long time. And how, what way could it be escaped ?” ——Nikolay Punin Diary entry of 1923 in “The Diaries” •Photo: Anna Akhmatova with Nikolay

TheQuotesPub: If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up. - Anna Akhmatova

gigi_dreamer: “Regarding myself as a mere echo, Cave-like, unintelligible and nocturnal . . .” Anna Akhmatova / The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

gigi_dreamer: “Sunset in the ethereal waves: I cannot tell if the day is ending, or the world, or if the secret of secrets is inside me again.” Anna Akhmatova / The Complete Poems

liz_mcfie: Now that you're there, where everything is known—tell me: What else lived in that house besides us? PS. - Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

TheQuotesPub: You will hear thunder and remember me,and think: she wanted storms... - Anna Akhmatova

LecousinAlvise: "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." Anna Akhmatova

LecousinAlvise: "Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life." Anna Akhmatova

lyndavidson7: "In the terrible years of the Yezhov terror...a woman, with lips blue from the cold...asked me in a whisper: 'Can you describe this?' And I said: 'I can.' Then something like a smile passed fleetingly over what had once been her face."-Anna Akhmatova

akusigh: make anna akhmatova the leader of the decay of angels 2k19

moon_scorpio: Lying in me, as though it were a white stone in the depths of a well, is one memory that I cannot, will not, fight: It is happiness, and it is pain. Anna Akhmatova

CMKTVSHOW: “If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.” ― Anna Akhmatova

la_sforza: No foreign sky protected me, no stranger's wing shielded my face. I stand as witness to the common lot, survivor of that time, that place. — Anna Akhmatova

persoverant: This to me is a sad review of Anna Akhmatova's Requiem. Best of luck to julie.bonjour.

Quoteopolis01: Anna Akhmatova – Courage: Great Russian word, fit…

Poem2Poem: I taught myself to live simply and wisely, / to look at the sky and pray to God, - Anna Akhmatova

PoetryInTransl: Anna Akhmatova First collection, March 1917 Translated by A. S. Kline

PritiBajaj5: “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.” ― Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Poem2Poem: I taught myself to live simply and wisely, / to look at the sky and pray to God, - Anna Akhmatova

MisterMcLaren: A couple of years ago a poem RT'd into my feed drew my attention to Anna Akhmatova. I read quite a bit about her life, and a lot of her poetry, including some work she did about her imprisoned son.

riskywiver: By day, a mysterious wood, near the town, breathes out cherry, a cherry perfume. By night, on July’s sky, deep, and transparent, new constellations are thrown. - Anna Akhmatova

michaeljaco: “Each of our lives is a Shakespearean drama raised to the thousandth degree.” ― Anna Akhmatova

RealEmirHan: “I am ready to become you again, Earth...” ——Anna Akhmatova, Selected Poems

ladypoelondon: ✨ "my nurse-insomnia is elsewhere and Gray ashes do not chill me to the marrow..." -- Anna Akhmatova. ~ how unaffected and classy

RealEmirHan: "I have written down the words I have long not dared to speak. Dully the head beats, This body is not my own." -Anna Akhmatova, Selected Poems

RealEmirHan: “Call me a sinner Mock me maliciously; I was your sleeplessness, I was your grief.” ——Anna Akhmatova, from Selected Poems; “I did not draw the curtains,”

GeorgeW78246413: You will hear thunder and remember me, and think 'She desired storms...' -Anna Akhmatova

ghostgirll29: “You will hear thunder and remember me, and think: she wanted storms” Anna Akhmatova

Poem2Poem: I taught myself to live simply and wisely, / to look at the sky and pray to God, - Anna Akhmatova

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