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Masterpieces of Soviet love lyrics: A. Kochetkov and his "Ballad of a smoky train"

Every real poet, however muchhe wrote poems, there are sure to be 2-3 lines, which become his creative business card. According to the phrase "I kindly aroused the feelings of the good I lyre ..." we easily recognize Pushkin, "the lonely white sail is white ..." is associated with Lermontov, "I dedicated the lyre to my people ..." - with Nekrasov, and "everything will pass like smoke from white apple trees ..." "- with Yesenin. When we hear the textbook "do not part with your loved ones," familiar pictures of the old good movie "The Irony of Fate ..." immediately appear before your eyes. And very few people know that they also have their own author - the soulful, subtle lyricist Alexander Kochetkov.

Literary associations

"Ballad about a smoky train"
"Ballad about a smoky train" -poem-prophecy, poem-plot, poem-prayer. This is how you can perceive and appreciate this work from the point of view of that energy message, the high spiritual intensity that permeates every word of it, penetrates into us in every way. It seems that it was born not in the creative laboratory of the poet, but dictated from above, like a great revelation. Written "The ballad of a smoky car" as if by inspiration - remember that the pages of biblical prophecy were created in this way! And one more analogy. During the Great Patriotic War, the newspapers featured the famous Simon's "Wait for Me".

Comparing the two masterpieces ...

If we compare the content of both

poem "The Ballad of a Smoky Wagon"
lyrical works, you can see themundoubted connection. Although Kochetkov composed his in 1932, that is, long before the passionate poem-call of Simonov. And Konstantin Mikhailovich, most likely, just did not hear the text of "The Ballad ..." And yet, why, when reading both creations, we can not get rid of the feeling that both authors try to tell us the same thing, to convey the general idea - of the great preserving, protecting, saving power of Love. About belief in the native person which can not be shaken and to break neither tests, partings, nor death. About devotion to their feelings, their love and those to whom this love is presented.

And "Ballad about the smoky train", and "Wait for me"sincere, ardent call not to exchange yourself, your soul, its wealth, the heat of your heart for petty intrigues. Really be responsible for "tamed" by us, for those who believed us. "Wait for me, and I'll return all the deaths to spite" - it's the same as "Do not part with your loved ones, sprout in them with all your blood!" Equal, in fact, a thought only expressed by various verbal forms.

What are Simonov's poems about? The fact that if a person is loved and waiting, if an invisible good message goes to him every minute, then such an attitude, like a shield, will protect him from troubles, save life, become the thread of Ariadne and help return to his native hearth. And if we break away from the concrete historical situation, the military realities in which it was written, it becomes clear: the poet talks about the Eternal with us. And the "Ballad of a smoky car" has the same meaning. The image of trees with intergrown roots and intertwined branches dying under the saw; the hero who became a victim of the disaster - all dramatic events and scenes transmitted with cinematic accuracy and accuracy. It seems, death, destruction triumph. But no! Above the terrible, fatal, inexorable Apocalypse, over the Destiny itself, by that conspiracy-prayer, that, as with the hands, raises trouble, the author's voice sounds - the last stanza in the work.

The poem "The Ballad of a Smoky Wagon": andcreation and a bit of mysticism

"Ballad about the smoky train" text
Alexander Kochetkov for all his unquestionabletalent was a little like a venerable poet. Man, he was modest, shy, did not like to be imposed, the more bored. He did not run for editorial offices, offering poetry and demanding royalties. And even more is known as an interpreter than as an original author. Not immediately became known and "Ballad of a smoky car." Its text reached the reader 34 years after writing, in 1966. But Kochetkov himself died in May 1953. Of course, friends, acquaintances, connoisseurs and lovers of poetry knew the poems. But they reached the general public after decades. And they perceive us as a spiritual lyrical testament. Why? Probably, because the work was written after an amazing case, when Alexander Sergeevich (almost a namesake!) Miraculously escaped the train wreck, and his wife saved him from this. More precisely, their love.

Do not leave your loved ones, people!

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