Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

(1814 - 1841 / Russia)

I Go Out On The Road Alone - Poem by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

Alone I set out on the road;
The flinty path is sparkling in the mist;
The night is still. The desert harks to God,
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Comments about I Go Out On The Road Alone by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

  • (4/26/2016 1:59:00 AM)

    One of my very favourite poems. The translation doesn't do it justice though. I'm not sure if translations should necessarily carry exactly the same idea as the original, but i feel a translation of this poem should carry some of the elegance of the original. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/27/2014 11:45:00 AM)

    .............nicely written....gives a feeling of peace... (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2010 4:32:00 AM)

    the quality of this translation is absolutely despicable.it will not give you the right idea of lermontov`s poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2007 2:17:00 AM)

    A poem central to Lermontov´s destiny, still it is of general importance to those who feel uncomfortable with the social order to which one is bound. Being a chevalier of imperial cavalry Lermontov wanted all the privilegies including being surrouded by adoring women. But serving imperial power in wars aiming at conquering caucasian tribes and dukedoms - no thanks!

    Nicholas A. Andreasson
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  • (1/21/2007 11:39:00 AM)

    a utopia of the grave so to speak...certainly a timeless sentiment (Report) Reply

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