Anna Akhmatova (23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)
Celebrate our anniversary – can’t you see
tonight the snowy night of our first winter
comes back again in every road and tree -
that winter night of diamantine splendour.
Steam is pouring out of yellow stables,
the Moika river’s sinking under snow,
the moonlight’s misted as it is in fables,
and where we are heading – I don’t know.
There are icebergs on the Marsovo Pole.
The Lebyazh’ya’s crazed with crystal art.....
Whose soul can compare with my soul,
if joy and fear are in my heart? -
And if your voice, a marvellous bird’s,
quivers at my shoulder, in the night,
and the snow shines with a silver light,
warmed by a sudden ray, by your words?
Anna Akhmatova's Other Poems
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- Alexander By Thebes
- Along the hard crust of deep snows
- And as it's Going
- And you, my friends who have been called...
- As a white stone in the well's cool deep...
- But Listen, I Am Warning You
- For Osip Mandelstam
- Gray-Eyed King
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