Poem Of The Day: Mihail Lermontov

In 1841, a few months before his death (in a pistol duel with a fellow officer at the foot of Mount Mashuk in the Caucasus), Mihail Lermontov (1814-41) composed a remarkably prophetic poem:   In noon’s heat, in a dale of Dagestan, With lead inside my breast, stirless I lay; The deep wound still smoked on; … Continue reading