Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

Here you will find the Poem Prayer of poet Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov


At life's most testing moment, when
the grieving heart's replete,
a prayer that is most potent then
I call up and repeat.

There is a power, suffused with grace, 
when living words combine, 
a breath beyond the commonplace, 
that holds a joy divine.

Like dead-weight slipping from the brain 
now fades my unbelief -
I trust again, shed tears again, 
and such relief, relief?