Friday, October 25, 2013

Akhmatova's poems...

...are written with concrete images that go deep into the reader, stimulating the reader's imagination. This is not accident; this is art. Though an Acmeist and not a Symbolist, Akhmatova wrote with images that, for me, implicitly point to the metaphysical behind the phenomenal. After all, language is a symbolic emanation from experience. A carefully calibrated image-in-words evokes the mysterious qualities latent in language and object. This is not accident; this is art.

1 comment:

  1. The structure of Akhmatova's poetry is so difficult to duplicate in translation. I agree that her poems are windows into the beyond, past the horizon.