Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

(1814 - 1841 / Russia)

Bored And Sad - Poem by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

It's boring and sad, and there's no one around
In times of my spirit's travail...
Desires!...What use is our vain and eternal desire?..
While years pass on by - all the best years!

To love...but love whom?.. a short love is vexing,
And permanent love's just a myth.
Perhaps look within? - The past's left no trace:
All trivial, joys and distress...

What good are the passions? For sooner or later
Their sweet sickness ends when reason speaks up;
And life, if surveyed with cold-blooded regard,-
Is stupid and empty - a joke...

Comments about Bored And Sad by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

  • Dillian Hansen (8/27/2018 5:52:00 AM)

    Are you upset at everything? (Report)Reply

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  • Frank Adie (1/7/2018 11:59:00 AM)

    Very deep! Life can be sometimes sad and empty. And in such moment the mind can create something like this, I feel you. (Report)Reply

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  • Frank Adie (1/7/2018 11:52:00 AM)

    Really deep. Life can be sometimes empty and boring. Nice poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/21/2007 11:40:00 AM)

    I feel I've read better translations of Lermontov (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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