Voices from Russia

Saturday, 30 May 2015

30 May 2015. S A Yesenin… Our 20th Century Bard

00 Sergei  Yesenin and Transfiguration Church. Ryazan. Russia. 28.04.15


00 mother russia. 30.05.15


S A Yesenin was, perhaps, one of the most popular and beloved poets of the 20th century. He killed himself at age 30… a very dramatic end to a rather tempestuous life. However, he’s one of the greats of the 20th century. All Russians know his farewell poem, at least (the second one above). He’s more popular with ordinary people than he is with the intelligentsia. He’s well-worth knowing…



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