|Portrait of Anna Akhmatova by artist Nathan Altman|
Broad and yellow is the evening light,
Tender the April coolness.
You are so many years late,
Nevertheless I am glad you came.
Sit here closer to me
And look on joyfully:
Here is a blue composition book---
With the poems of my childhood.
Forgive me that I ignored the sun
And that I lived in sorrow.
Forgive, forgive and I
Mistook too many others for you.
~ by Anna Akhmatova