Poetry Lovers' Page
Poetry Lovers' Page:
featuring complete collections of poems by the following poets:
Rudyard Kipling
Edgar Allan Poe
Robert Louis Stevenson

You are here: Home » Russian Poets » Anna Akhmatova » "I Don't Like Flowers..."



Share |
Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

ANNA AKHMATOVA: "I Don't Like Flowers..."

"I Don't Like Flowers..."

I don't like flowers - they do remind me often
Of funerals, of weddings and of balls;
Their presence on tables for a dinner calls.

But sub-eternal roses' ever simple charm
Which was my solace when I was a child,
Has stayed - my heritage - a set of years behind,
Like Mozart's ever-living music's hum.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, December, 2001
Edited by Dmitry Karshtedt, August, 2001


Share |


You are here: Home » Russian Poets » Anna Akhmatova » "I Don't Like Flowers..."
Poetry Lovers' Page
Poetry Lovers' Page is going through renovation. Please stay tuned for new and exciting features.
We are now dictionary-enabled. Try it: double-click on any word on this page, and then click on Definition