A Poem from Plantain by Anna Akhmatova, translated by Jane Kenyon. The Twenty-first.

First I want to say that the poem is a perfect expression of the literature I discovered with a thrill as a young woman. It speaks in a clear, clean  voice. Its theme is passion and disappointed love. This voice still speaks to me, though I am decades past “young.” It’s a poem of the… Continue reading A Poem from Plantain by Anna Akhmatova, translated by Jane Kenyon. The Twenty-first.