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Selected Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva
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Feb 06, 2009

it was amazing

I first fell in love with her "Poems for Akhmatova":
"Muse of lament, you are the most beautiful of
all muses, a crazy emanation of white night:
and you have sent a black snow storm over all Russia.
We are pierced with the arrows of your cries

so that we shy like horses at the muffled
many times uttered pledge--Ah!--Anna
Akhmatova--the name is a vast sight
and it falls into depths without name

and we wear crowns only through stamping
the same earth as you, with the same sky over us....

I stand head in my hands thinking how
unimportant are the traps we set for one another..."

This collection also contains her beautiful elegies for Moscow, her tender listing of beloved details, her heartfelt sarcasm.
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