Who said good-bye Yesenin in his poem "Good-bye, my friend ...»? Part 4

Who said good-bye Yesenin in his poem "Good-bye, my friend ...»? Part 4 To my friends Yesenin treated carefully and thoughtfully: could pay half the fee the patient to someone on treatment. He seemed to take to heart the philosophy of the ancient Greek Democritus: "That unworthy to live who do not have a good friend." And 1,111,112. Friends of the true [/url] There were many a poet. That's only to distinguish them from the imaginary friends he did not always possible, and I had to throw in the hearts of disappointment: "Sasha did not give ...".

"Sasha" (Sakharov, the poet), in which Sergei kept his fund, took many tests after the death of the outstanding lyric: he was arrested, freed from the camp, was forced to live until his death in Kazakhstan, working on construction sites. In his memoirs of Sergei Yesenin sugars regretted that he could not be his true friend: "With him were friends and drinking, borrowing money, which he never, to my knowledge, does not require back, but people are not kept and did not care about the fate of his great talent. And I must say frankly - I am the first, maybe less than others thought and worried about the poet ...».

Yesenin could avoid many troubles in my life, ever used the tips of Democritus, choosing friends carefully and gently: "Good friend to appear in the days of happy occasions at the invitation ..." "The friendship of one wise better than the friendship of fools." His "zabotnitse" Galina Benislavskoy poet often repeated: "You are free and are free to do anything ... but remember - my friends do not touch ... Anyone, so long as they were not my friends." The generous soul of Sergei has always sought to reward his friends, and he was generous with gifts, refreshments, devoting some of these verses and poems.

In early February 1924 Sergei became friends with a young poet from Baku Peter Chagin (Boldovkinym), the then second secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan. They met, probably at a party at the artist George Bogdanovich Yakulov, although Chagin erroneously asserts in his memoirs that Kachalova (the famous actor was at that time abroad). This apartment is on the "top bunk" colorfully described Mikhail Bulgakov in his novel "The Master and Margarita". In the morning it became clear that the poets have mistaken galoshes, and Yesenin came to a journalist from Baku to the exchange. Chagin invited Sergei to visit, promising to arrange a visit to Tehran and cooperation in his newspaper.

More than eight months Yesenin going to a new friend, and, finally, on September 20, the day commemorating the 26 commissioners, appeared in the newspaper "Baku Worker". On the same day he wrote at the request of Chagin poems, and two days later, "The Ballad of the twenty-six" was published: "... The sea, too roars song. 1926 there were 26. Peter Chagin poet moved from the hotel to his home and created the conditions for creativity, providing a way of life and livelihood opportunities. So Yesenin found a friend from the nearest environment secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan Sergei Kirov, who appreciates his poetry and touching care of him, without demanding anything in return for their considerable trouble. He made friends, he and his brother Chagin, Vasily Boldovkinym, who had come just at this time from Tehran: "What better Baku" fall ", especially when you're young?"

, He wrote his poems in Baku on the letterhead of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan from the glossy paper. At the same letterhead printed for a protective sheet: "In case of the poet outside the home in a painful condition ... prescribed carefully to deliver it to the hostel. Public opinion, the former "on a leash" at the Leo S. Sosnowski, and there pursued the famous lyrics of Russia. Perhaps, therefore, to organize a trip to Tehran Chagin never succeeded in 1924 nor in 1925, despite the fact that there, in the Soviet Embassy, served as commander of his brother: opposed it, apparently all-powerful authorities, headed by Felix Dzerzhinsky.

SM Kirov suggested Chagin arrange for giving the illusion of Persia, and at the end of July 1925 Yesenin with his last wife Sofya Tolstoy was in "the Persian fairy tale with beautiful plants and splashed fountains. Ironically, the poet's farewell elegy "Goodbye, my friend ..." was included in the three-volume collection of his works are not in a cycle of poems in 1925, and in the section "Persian motifs, as if hinting, with whom he could say goodbye Yesenin. And indeed: a collection of Persian motifs "(originally called" Ash fire "), published poet, dedicating it" With love and friendship to Peter Ivanovich Chagin.

But not with him, wrote the preface to a poem of praise "Soviet Russia", beginning with the words "That hurricane had passed. We have survived a little ... "likely farewell Yesenin words, traced his own blood. In a letter dated 27 November 1925, he broadly hinted friend from Baku on its intention to go soon abroad. Chagin was well informed about the visit Yesenin in Leningrad: "At the end of December, I arrived in Moscow at the Fourteenth Party Congress. In between meetings, Sergei Kirov Mironovich asked me if I met with Yesenin in Moscow, as happened to him. Inform Mironych: According to my information, Yesenin went to Leningrad.

Basil Boldovkinu brother Chagin, too, was aware that Yesenin going to leave in Leningrad: "My last meeting with him was on the street Belinsky, near hotel" Paris ". I was at my brother in a hotel, and he was just going to him ... ". "A few days later I called Sergei home, I was told that he went to Leningrad."