Tag Archives: Anna Akhmatova

SHE WAS DEEPLY LOVED BY RUSSIAN PEOPLE – Anna Akhmatova, short lyric poems and structured cycles

Two years before her death at the age of 76, she was chosen president of the Writers’ Union. Anna Akhmatova was a Russian modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon. Her work ranges from short lyric poems to structured cycles (such as Requiem, tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror). She was born into upper-class family …

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FROM EVERYWHERE, ALWAYS – When love becomes poetry

Charles Baudelaire loved women, alcohol and drugs. Frequenting prostitutes, he had contracted sexual diseases; so his family had sent him far away to India, hoping the change of his dissolute lifestyle. Back in Paris, he wrote highly carnal poems. Love has been sung by poets from around the world and in all ages. The love poems? Companion of sweethearts, use of romantic …

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