Category Archive 'Anna Akhmatova'

05 Mar 2019

Anna Akhmatova Died This Day in 1966

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About her husband, Nicolai Gumilev.

He loved…

He loved three things alone:

White peacocks, evensong,

Old maps of America.

He hated children crying,

And raspberry jam with his tea,

And womanish hysteria.

… And he had married me.

– by Анна Ахматова (Anna Akhmatova) (1911)

– from Вечер (Evening, 1912), translation by D. M. Thomas.


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