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Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

ANNA AKHMATOVA: "Whenever I, Through Habit..."

"Whenever, I Through Habit..."

1943
Whenever I, through habit, in a row
Say my best friends’ forever-dear names,
Always, in this unusual roll-over,
I’m answered by the utter muteness.


Translated by Yevgeny Bonver, July, 2002


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