By Anna Akhmatova, Andrey Kneller
Anna Akhmatova (June 23, 1889 - March five, 1966) is taken into account via many to be one of many maximum Russian poets of the Silver Age. even if precise status and popularity didn't come till her later, “Evening,” her first poetry assortment, had stuck the eye of many favourite literary critics of the time and helped to solidify her profession as a author. one of many vanguard leaders of the Acmeism circulate, which occupied with rigorous shape and directness of phrases, she was once a grasp of conveying uncooked emotion in her portrayals of daily occasions. Her works diversity from brief lyric love poetry to longer, extra complicated cycles, corresponding to Requiem, a sad depiction of the Stalinist terror. through the time of heavy censorship and persecution, her poetry gave voice to the Russian humans. To today, she is still one among Russia’s such a lot cherished poets and has left an enduring impact on generations of poets that got here after her.
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1909 Киев *** Not the snake fangs, but the stinging Heartache emptied out my veins. A quiet girl, I call love, singing Birdlike in the whitened plains. The other road closed long ago, My prince - in a fortress, up high, Will I betray him? – I don’t know! But my life on this earth is a lie. I won’t forget how he bid me farewell, I didn’t cry; I knew it was fate. To visit his dreams, I’m casting new spells But my spells are in vain, I’m afraid. Does he sleep so serenely, locked in, All because I’m barred and locked out Or is the bright-eyed tender Sirin Already singing to him from a cloud?
1911 *** Сладок запах синих виноградин… Дразнит опьяняющая даль. Голос твой и глух и безотраден. Никого мне, никого не жаль. Между ягод сети-паутинки, Гибких лоз стволы еще тонки, Облака плывут, как льдинки, льдинки В ярких водах голубой реки. Солнце в небе. Солнце ярко светит. Уходи к волне про боль шептать. О, она, наверное, ответит, А быть может, будет целовать. 1910 Киев *** The smell of dark blue grapes is sweet… Intoxicating vastness calls. Your voice is flat and downbeat. I pity no one, not a soul.
Now alone we are wandering free, With our feet in the blue surf below. 1911 Сад Он весь сверкает и хрустит, Обледенелый сад. Ушедший от меня грустит, Но нет пути назад. И солнца бледный тусклый лик — Лишь круглое окно; Я тайно знаю, чей двойник Приник к нему давно. Здесь мой покой навеки взят Предчувствием беды, Сквозь тонкий лед еще сквозят Вчерашние следы. Склонился тусклый мертвый лик К немому сну полей, И замирает острый крик Отсталых журавлей. 1911 Garden The ice has covered up the garden, It sparkles and it cracks.