Yevgeny Yevtushenko devoted a poem “Color”to Galina Sokol-Lukonina who soon became his second wife. However, by the time the poet considered himself a confirmed bachelor, though, he realised that he could feel truly happy only in the circle of a large and jolly family. So the acquaintance with Galina Sokol-Lukonina changed the life of Yevtushenko and made him one more time believe in the possibility of happiness. He depicts the first stage of the development of their relations in the lines where he says how little he had before the meeting with his beloved.
He feels the happiness given by this woman, describing the beautiful light with which she filled rivers, forests, and the sea. According to the poet, all colors of the world have sparkled when she appeared in his life. The author is afraid to admit that has found new love, therefore, he replaces it with another feeling – fear. He really fears that this sweet delusion will end, and the unexpected elation, forcing the heart to beat faster, will remain in the past.
The poet with horror is waiting “ending the discoveries, tears, and raptures," but at the same time enjoys the instant flood of happiness. Yevtushenko is not aware of the simple truth that true love gives people countless moments that merge in a lifetime. In the meantime, he brings his own formula, arguing that “this fear..is love itself". He cherishes both feelings that are tightly interconnected in his mind. The author even comes up with a new definition of his internal state - he calls himself a careless guardian of his love.
When people are very happy, they start to feel a fear that happiness will be end somehow. And Yevtushenko realises that he is "squeezed into the ring", which is gradually depriving the will and desire to resist. However, he does not oppose this feeling because he is convinced it is inevitable. The inevitable is the end of love. That moment when the love ends the poet describes as the disappearance of colors. The colors of life, which absorbed the entire spectrum of human feelings, will disappear as soon as the beloved leaves him, and he will lose her face from view.
Having bitter experience of the first marriage, the poet directs to the fact that new relationship with a woman will also be brief. However, his marriage with Galina last 17 years.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko devoted a poem “Color”to Galina Sokol-Lukonina who soon became his second wife. However, by the time the poet considered himself a confirmed bachelor, though, he realised that he could feel truly happy only in the circle of a large and jolly family.