'He loved three things, alive:'

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An illustration for the story 'He loved three things, alive:' by the author Anna Akhmatova
An illustration for the story 'He loved three things, alive:' by the author Anna Akhmatova
An illustration for the story 'He loved three things, alive:' by the author Anna Akhmatova

He loved three things, alive:
White peacocks, songs at eve,
And antique maps of America.
Hated when children cried,
And raspberry jam with tea,
And feminine hysteria.
…And he had married me.


This poem is featured in our selection of 100 Great Poems.


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