Photo by Vladimir Bertov

When a man dies,

His portraits change.

His eyes look different, and lips

Smile with a different smile.

I noticed it, having come back

From a poet's funeral.

I checked it often since,

And my guess proved to be right.

Anna Akhmatova

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