Epigram by Anna Akhmatova


Here the loveliest of young women fight
for the honour of marrying the hangmen;
here the righteous are tortured at night
and the resolute worn down by hunger

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova
Born: 23 June 1889, Velykyi Fontan Cape, Ukraine
Nationality: Russian
Died: 5 March 1966, Domodedovo, Russia

Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, better known by her pen name Anna Akhmatova, was a poet and considered one of the most influential Russian poets of the 20th century. With work ranging from short lyric poems to intricately structured cycles Akhmatova was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in 1965 and received three nominations for the award in 1966

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