Tag Akhmatova

Wild Honey UK 2020

This poem above is a loose translation of “Wild Honey” by the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. It is one of her most famous poems.

The slightly altered title here is an acknowledgement of just how loose the translation is. The poem’s original was written in 1934, after… Continue reading Wild Honey UK 2020

Who’s Human ?

The quote towards the end of this new poem is from “Requiem” by the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, translated by A.S. Kline, 2005. She was writing of the Stalinist purges. Her poem of witness was not published until decades later, in her old age.… Continue reading Who's Human ?

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