Vladimir Afanasyevich Arkhipov is a poet and children's writer, for whom the two most dear places are Vyatka and Kuban, where he was born and where he lives. The people of these places and nature are the themes of his work. He is happy both as a person and as a poet. And this is felt in each of his poems.
Vladimir Afanasyevich Arkhipov was born in 1939 in the Kirov region. In a peasant family, he was the second son. Father Afanasy Dmitrievich passed the military path from Moscow to Berlin, and his mother, Efrosinya Nikolaevna, worked in the village. For the first time, the poems of the young Vladimir appeared in the regional and regional newspapers, in Pionerskaya Pravda and in the Smena magazine.
He graduated from the Kirov Agricultural College and went to the virgin lands, where he worked as a correspondent. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University and the Literary Institute. He worked for the BAM newspaper and walked many taiga kilometers. In 1979 he moved with his family to Krasnodar - to the homeland of his wife, where he still lives.
The titles of the poetry collections speak for themselves and for the poet. He writes about pioneers, about how people live and love, about what faith and love save, that Russia will rise from the ashes, that the Vyatka character is a Russian miracle. He wants people to live in joy, to love life as much as he does, and asks for a hand to another. He loves to write about unquenchable love, happy people and swan fidelity. He believes that no one has defeated the Russian soldier. When his poems are read, a person's faith grows stronger.
Pushkin and village Russia
Indeed, how connected are these three concepts! How long do they go not so much hand in hand with a person as soul to soul! A person's childhood years flow with the poet who loved the Motherland and who extolled the feeling of love for both the Motherland and the woman. During the war, Hitler was unable to destroy our culture. In the post-war period, the author grew up on Pushkin's poems, and Russia, Pushkin and Love played an overwhelming role in his formation as a poet. Now all together these words for the author are like a testament on which he relies to fight for high morality - kindness and humanity.
The initial mood of the author is optimistic and solemn. He admires his native Russian sunset. Remembers ancestors who gave amazing names related to nature. Further, the poet's voice becomes alarming. The poet's reflections are connected with the current fate of rural Russia. The sounds of the native land are not the same. They are empty. He's scared like a cemetery. The beauty of the home side is dead. The author's wishes sound simultaneously with sadness, but also with faith in the future. He believes that a small homeland inspires a person, and he should not lose touch with the land.
The poet writes about his beloved land, that on the Vyatka land he popularizes literary creativity and instills in children a love for poetry and their native land. The Vyatka Territory is famous for its light and heroic geographical names. There are many museums on it. This land God has endowed with wings.
This is a poem about the poet's small homeland - the Vyatka land, to which he comes almost every summer. He came to bow to Vasnetsov's house. This land is full of springs and heroes. And the name of the artist Vasnetsov is a symbol of the Vyatka Territory. A small homeland gives a person strength in order to support the weak, faith in himself, in a good life. Vyatka as a piece of "light-bearing Russia". The poet asks for the light that purifies the human soul.
Forgive me mom
This poem is about a mother's traditional desire for her son to find a good wife. The lines about repentance and that the mother's life has already ended sound sad. It seems to him that his mother lives in himself. The memory of the closest person who loves his son and wishes him a grateful fate ends on a joking wave.
I want to create so much about love
In the first lines, the author recalls the deep taiga - the time when he was building the BAM. He was not cowardly or sad. Then the best girl loved him. He neglected the best place to live - Moscow. He went in for sports, became a famous poet. I went through many trials. He was and remains a romantic, by nature a peasant. The author thanks the “sweet feeling” of love, which he carried through his whole life and which warmed and saved him. The words that the best girl loves him became a life testament for him.
In the poem, the author rejoices that he and she are alive. They are husband and wife. Their lives are not an easy journey, and much has already been lost. But ahead is the storm of the next heights! Spring betrothed them. Their joint world is a world where there are “neither leaders nor bureaucrats”. The sun for warmth, young grass as a symbol of life and love as the highest state of the soul - this is what a person always needs.
Popularizer of literary creativity
For many years V. Arkhipova has been teaching young literary men the skills in the studio "Inspiration". Every year Krasnodar hosts a children's poetry competition "Winged Swing", the Days of Poetry of the Kuban. He is called "the poet of young hearts".
From personal life
The wife - Tamara Vasilievna - always remains not only a devoted admirer of her husband, but also his comrade-in-arms. She helps him design and edit books. And in his poems, words of love for the best of women do not cease to sound. Every summer they go to Vyatka. An old hut of Vladimir's parents awaits them, which requires care and repair.
The poem of the same name is dedicated to the daughter of Anastasia, whom the poet loves immensely.
At any time of the year, the name of the daughter is on the lips of the father. This wonderful name for him is associated with nature - with bird cherry, with mountain ash. The poet connects the pure Russian name by pronunciation with the word "Russia". These two words are inseparable. The author also recalls her grandmother Efrosinya - the poet's mother, to whom the daughter resembles. Daughter Anastasia brings light and warmth to the house. His soul hurts for her. Without Russia and his daughter - without these two suns - he cannot.
With Vyatka roots, who conquered the hearts of the Kuban, who created a fantastic career as an All-Russian poet with numerous literary regalia, Vladimir Arkhipov lives a bright, eventful life and is still engaged in creative work. His poetry smells like the scent of a light, spiritualized life. He heals the hearts of people with his love of life, his optimism.