Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin was born 3 October 1895 was a Russian lyric poet. He was recognised as one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century.
Born to a simple peasant family. Sergei was raised by his grandparents. He began his poetry at the tender age of 9.
Theres something dark and mysterious when it comes to Sergei’s end. Here it is :
On 28 of December in 1925 Yesenin was found dead in the room in the Hotel Angleterre in St Petersburg. His last poem Goodbye my friend, goodbye according to Wolf Ehrlich was written by him the day before he died. Yesenin complained that there was no ink in the room, and he was forced to write with his blood.
The tired day droops, slowly waning ,
The noisy waves are now tranquil.
The sun has set, the moon is sailing
Above the world, absorbed and still.
The valley listens to the babbles
Of peaceful river in the dale.
The forest, dark and bending, slumbers
To warbling of the nightingale.
The river, listening in and fondling,
Talks with the banks in quiet hush.
And up above resounds, a-rolling,
The merry rustle of the rush.
I love how everything is turning to something more peaceful. “Noisy waves now tranquil” & “Sun has set” . One understands by the title of the poem that its inevitable how day turns into night. There is a sort of tranquillity & peace that arrives with the night and Sergei has described it beautifully.