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Anna Akhmatova

The word landed with a stony thud Onto my still-beating breast. Nevermind, I was prepared, I will manage with the rest. I have a lot of work to do today; I need to slaughter memory, Turn my living soul to stone Then teach myself to live again… — Anna Akhmatova, from “Requiem.” Originally written between… Continue reading Anna Akhmatova

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