Who said good-bye Yesenin in his poem "Good-bye, my friend ...»? Part 2

Who said good-bye Yesenin in his poem "Good-bye, my friend ...»? Part 2 In May last year of his life Yesenin seriously ill in Baku - about twenty days in hospital. Recovered and was about to fly to Tehran by plane and came to say goodbye to Kachalov - at this time he was there on tour. Pulled at the border, away from his beloved Russia, where poets were arrested and shot for dissent, but praised Bezymensky and agitation D. Bedniy.

 In March 1925 did not become Alexei Ganin, another Comedy. He was shot "Leather Jacket" in GPU after the torture and bring to the madness, but not with him farewell poet in his elegy "Goodbye, my friend ...". He turned to a living friend: "... no sorrow eyebrows."

 To go to Tehran did not work, and later in his life burst into unexpected whirlwind of new love. Noble lady of noble blood, chose to satellites lyric peasant Russia, caressing the glory of his grandfather. The poet made a "stag" and in September 1925 combined third and final marriage to the granddaughter of Leo Tolstoy, Sophia (by her first husband - Sukhotina), but the long-awaited happiness and family consent of the union he had brought only bitterness happened: "I live with an unloved woman ... ".

They met at a party with Galina Benislavskoy, "this zabotnitsy", which Yesenin lived civil marriage, broke up with the American dancer Isadora Duncan, after returning in August 1923 from abroad. The poet did not go with her on tour in Kislovodsk, but long tormented, not daring to break off relations completely. In a telegram Isadora (it was her real name) Yesenin first wrote: "I love you, but to live with you I will not." Benislavskaya he corrected himself: "If you go away from it, why write what you love." And he agreed: infuriated when he was called "a young husband Duncan.

A passion for middle-aged dancer with sad cow eyes, surviving the tragic death of their children in a car accident, worried about the poet until his death, and shortly before his death in his poem "Black Man" he twice repeated: "He was elegant, to the same poet even with a small but uhvatistoy power, and some woman of forty-odd years of calling a bad girl, and his charming ". But it is not addressed to her lyrical lines written in blood - his words not meant for passionate lover, and friend.

Isadora Duncan lived less than two years after the death of Sergei Yesenin, never got that angel with the golden head, "fell in love with another woman. September 14, 1927 a great dancer strangled in Nice own red scarf, draped in the wheel of a sports car. There are publications that she agreed with the Soviet government and had taken the body of her ex-husband, whose poetry could be appreciated due to ignorance of the Russian language.

Poet, touching concern for the sisters, tore my heart in search of the soul and responsive maternal tenderness without canine loyalty. The scandalous case of the train when Yesenin September 6 returning from Sophia Tolstoy from Baku to Moscow, had given him the rest of his short life. Whether he was provoked, remains a mystery stories. The poet is easily excited, defending his patriotic views and letting in the case of the will of the hands. Pugnacity Yesenin differed from childhood - had an upbringing of his grandfather, who taught his grandson always hit back: "He will be stronger.

On the poet started a criminal case, accusing it of anti-Semitism, although he stated in the explanatory memorandum that the quarrel was provoked by "victims". The People's Commissar of Education tried to settle a verbal incident and filed a motion to the court: "... I think that arrange for swearing in a drunken state, in which he was very sorry, scandal of Soviet writer is not worth it. I would ask you why the case, if possible, to stop.

However, the party leadership intervened, took care of writers, intending to teach a lesson "rhymer" unmasking Soviet reality. Judge Lipkin, encourages the authorities, with great zeal began to prepare the process, said different intercession. At the end of November 1925 Yesenin escape the arbitrary court decisions, went to a paid neuropsychiatric clinic, but on December 7 sister Katia at his request, sent a telegram to Leningrad Wolf Ehrlich requested to find accommodation: "Immediately find two or three rooms. 20 days of moving out to live Leningrad. Telegraph. Yesenin.

"Dear Vova" room for some reason did not take off, and the poet went to (or took) on arrival in the northern capital of the hotel. In his memoirs, Ehrlich later confessed: "Let him forgive me the most guilty before him, that he knew, and I know." Wolf Ehrlich publish the text of the telegram only five years later. Maybe "cute Vova" feared an investigation in Moscow with the assistance of Galina Benislavskoy, who considered himself a true friend Yesenin and obsessive invading his life?

21 December poet secretly left the clinic, mingling with visitors, and came home drunk. From Moscow Yesenin left on Dec. 23, saying in a note to Sofia Tolstoy, that leaves the capital. Flats, he advised her to transfer to himself, alluding to his long absence: "... to not pay too much." December 27 Yesenin designed the attorney Wolf Ehrlich, from which one can conclude that going in the coming days to leave Leningrad. At the same time preparing for his departure abroad on a long trip a longtime friend of the poet, James Blumkin. Does Yesenin to go along with him, remained a mystery, but perhaps it was.