“It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace”: Anna Akhmatova

Akhmatova in 1922 (portrait by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin)

Akhmatova in 1922 (portrait by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin)

According to Anna Akhmatova, the Russian modernist poet who was born on this day in history, 23 June, 1889:

“It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.”

 

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