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Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

ANNA AKHMATOVA: "I Now Stride..."

"I Now Stride..."

(1964?)
I now stride where none need any more,
Where just a shadow is the best of mates.
From the wild garden waves a wind, remote,
And under feet – the coldness of grave’s steps.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, August, 2002


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