By Anna Akhmatova, Andrey Kneller

Anna Akhmatova (June 23, 1889 - March five, 1966) is taken into account by means of many to be one of many maximum Russian poets of the Silver Age. Her works variety from brief lyric love poetry to longer, extra complicated cycles, reminiscent of Requiem, a sad depiction of the Stalinist terror. one of many vanguard leaders of the Acmeism move, which all for rigorous shape and directness of phrases, she used to be a grasp of conveying uncooked emotion in her portrayals of daily events. throughout the time of heavy censorship and persecution, her poetry gave voice and wish to the Russian humans.

In this dual-language number of Anna Akhmatova's poetry, Andrey Kneller's translations seize not just the overall message, but in addition attempt to maintain the attractive lyrical caliber of the originals.

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1939 V For seventeen months, I plead For you to come home again, On my knees, at the hangman’s feet, - You’re my son and my dread. I’m afraid that I can’t comprehend, All tangled, in utter confusion, Who’s an animal, who’s a man, And the date of your execution. There’s only flowers in a veil Of dust, the censer, and a trail Of footprints leading far. And staring straight into my eyes, With threats of imminent demise, There is a giant star.

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