Don't forget, commemorate our poet
Forty six years ago he left away from us
How Mayakovsky is related?
In the factory, an old comrade from Macedonia used to talk about him
Sometimes on Sundays, as we were drinking raki from homeland
and singing songs about migration and resistance
He had lived i Russia for many years
And he used to take the book with Vladimir's poems
As he was calling him
And he was reading to us
And he was bringing in mind the other Vladimir
And he was in tears sometimes
But i think i said enough
Farewell once again
(The October's poem, Y. Ritsos, 1976)
|Vladimir V. Mayakovsky. July 19, 1893 - April 14, 1930|
On 14th of April 1930, at the age of 36, Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky
committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart. In his death note we can read among other:
And so they say - "the incident dissolved"
the love boat smashed up
on the dreary routine.
I'm through with life
and [we] should absolve
from mutual hurts, afflictions and spleen.