Poetry By Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya

Yevgeniya Przhebelskaya has been writing poetry since she was 15. Her first poems were in Russian, and she transitioned to writing English poetry when she immigrated to the USA in 2001. Yevgeniya’s poems have been published in Ancient Paths, A Blind Man’s Rainbow and The Penwood Review literary magazines. Yevgeniya works as the Administrative Assistant of Leonia Church.


of Love and other Gifts

Inspired by writings of Emily Dickinson and archimandrite Victor (Mamontov)


I prayed for Love and Peace and Faith

in Doubt and Distress.

I cried, I called, I knelt, I wept

and asked for Holiness.

I was Confused, Alone and Lost –

but never Lost for long.

Your Voice was Sweetly calling back

in Nature and in Songs.

The Pride and Pain of fallen world,

cannot Your Love Prevent

You answer in the Word and Gifts

of Love and Peace and Faith.




under waves of depression,

Or gliding

 on the waves of inspiration,

Embracing Divine Navigation,

A poet

is surfing

in the Ocean…


A Christmas Wish

What does Christmas evoke in you –

church services, shopping sprees, something else?

What are your best Christmas memories –

treasures too precious to share?


Did you lose someone special this year –

what will be the new Christmas now?

Cheer for the sake of the children

while holding back tears and rum?


Or are you a Muslim, a Buddhist –

is Christmas foreign to you?

Are you sick of corporate parties

and music that’s too sweet and untrue?


Or are you a devout Christian,

a missionary, a preacher, a monk?

Are you in danger from ISIS

while planning this year’s Midnight Mass?


Will you give me a smile this Christmas?!