Prayer (3)

soft sky

Original poem in Russian. Translation: InterestEng. staff

At difficult moments in life
If my soul is oppressed by grief:
A prayer so true then comes again 
And my heart it knowingly repeats.

There is abundant strength
That comes with the vitality of words.
Though inexplicable how it breathes 
A holy joy returns.

Doubt, like a burden, falls from the soul
How far it’s removed from me —
Returns the believing and joyful weeping, 
And all so readily, so readily . . .  

                                                       —Mikhail Lermontov

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