a necklace of black agate

by theuglyearring

“Akhmatova often sat smoking a cigarette at a side table, dressed in a tight skirt, with a scarf round her shoulders and a necklace of black agate. She was always surrounded by a group of admirers. Alexander Blok, the great poet of the preceding generation, found Akhmatova’s beauty strangely terrifying. Mandelstam described her as ‘a black angel’ with the mark of God upon her.”

-Elaine Feinstein, Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova

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text from the awesome: hunter’s heart