Last love of Vladimir Mayakovsky Tatiana Yakovleva
One of the most touching stories of Mayakovsky’s life happened to him in Paris when he fell in love with Tatiana Yakovleva. Between them there could be nothing in common. A Russian emigre, chiseled and refined, brought up on Pushkin and Tyutchev, did not take a word from the chopped, hard, ragged poems of a fashionable Soviet poet, an “icebreaker” from the Land of Soviets.
She did not take any of his words at all, even in real life. Fierce, frantic, going ahead, living on his last breath, he frightened her with his unrestrained passion. She was not touched neither by his dog devotion, nor his fame. Her heart remained indifferent. And Mayakovsky left for Moscow alone.
From this instantly flared and not held love, with him remained a secret grief, and with us – a magical poem “Letter to Tatyana Yakovleva” with the words: “I’ll take you one or two with Paris!”