Yury Gagarin`s memories of
Ya first measured life with the return account. I will be impartial and truthful
At first skin shot then
I smoked, having discharged a time.
I hid and calmed down, and stood,
seemed to me, I returned suddenly
To callousness of airless pressures chamber
I in the closed loops of centrifuges.
Now I will become immovable and the Georgian
I is shipped in silence for now
the Horn and furs terrestrial newspaper the cousin
Inflate this business for ages.
Lashed memory to me a whip on nerves,
B to it was unique every image:
Here my doubler who could be the first of
Which could become the second for the first time.
Meanwhile do not spend a font for it:
the Stock of capital letters - on one.
We with two of them passed all way to the elevator,
But further I rose without it.
Here - that which drew an orbit
At me did not know it nobody by sight.
All imaginable it openly
I was thrown by handfuls into a sieve.
And as if from - for a smoke screen,
of Friends were faces and families: All of them on pages of the press
Will tell soon
They are everything with whom I conducted the kind neighbourhood -
Witnesses will bring to court.
Will dress my Usual barefoot childhood
and in a table will bring.
Strange word “ Start-up! “ - similarity of a cry -
Arose and hung over me.
Is bad, deafly grumbled nozzles
I spitted out the melted saliva.
And a whirlwind of feelings blew into the fire of soul, I did not sweep away
I or forgot to breathe. the Planet finally attracted
Pressed, without wishing to release.
She seized is decupled,
of an Eye, appear, left orbits,
I the right eye for the first time with astonishment of
Looked on left, is not covered with a century.
Shut a mouth to me - I do not remember - whether shout whether the gag,
Ya grew from a chair, as with roots a stub.
Here gobbled up all fuel to a drop
I the first step fell off.
There, under me, sirens wailed, I do not know
- burying or storing.
A here hoarsely engines howled
I from embraces pulled out me.
Devices on the earth calmed down,
the turn went Again spring.
my Eyes into place came back,
Disappeared overloads - silence.
Experiment was included into other phase.
Pulse of the beginnings is more rare to knock on sensors.
Ya at night flew, passing evening, at once -
I received command to have a rest.
And uncomfortably became on air,
But Levitan rushed into the close hall - It rapped out
loudly: “ First-ever! “ He about me good told
I put a helmet of a space suit on an elbow,
Uttered about the health...
Came such luscious ease,
That even zatoshnit from it.
The microphone cord as if in a loop was twisted,
Knocked on edges easy, ringing.
Ya for a moment choked with heart -
It got stuck in a throat at me.
I made the official report cheerfully, on conscience,
Is legible and very much delovo.
Ya thought: here it and zero gravity,
Ya I weigh zero, so it is not enough - nothing!
But I did not know in this hour of flight,
Joking on zero gravity strange,
That from it vomiting
I will be bloody bone calcium will wash up with urine.
Vladimir Vysotsky, 1972