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Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova – Dedica / Dedication

Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (1874-1939), March night, Russia Mountains fall before this grief, A mighty river stops its flow, But prison doors stay firmly bolted Shutting off the convict burrows And an anguish close to death. Fresh winds softly blow for someone, Gentle sunsets warm them through; we don’t know this, We are everywhere the same, …

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Anna Akhmatova – Distacco / Parting

Jakub Schikaneder, Evening in the garden, 1907 Evening and slanting,  downward goes my way. Yesterday in love still, “Don’t forget” you prayed. Now there’s only shepherds’  cry, and glancing winds,  and the worried cedars  stand by clear springs. Ho davanti la via isoscele della sera. Già ieri, innamorato, supplicava: “Non dimenticarmi”. E adesso solamente i …

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Anna Akhmatova – Non è il tuo amore che domando / I won’t beg for your love

Philip Richard Morris (1833-1902), Girl on a balcony watching a couple by a lake I won’t beg for your love. It’s safely laid aside…. I won’t be penning jealous  letters to your bride. But be wise, take my advice:  give her my poems to read,  give her my photos beside —  be kind to the …

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