Commentary to “The Goner’s Song”.
This song has much in common with Alexander Pushkin’s poem “I’ve outlived my own yearnings...” (this text is adapted from Dina Belyaeva’s translation):
I’ve outlived my own yearnings,
Under the spell of cruel fortune,
Such as when chills of autumn heighten
And it also calls to mind Alexander Pushkin’s letter to Vladimir Raevsky.
The song was written in 1971.