Kto śni w poezji Leśmiana?
Who is dreaming in Leśmian’s poetry?
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In the article titled “Who is dreaming in Leśmian’s poetry?” I have been making efforts to describe dreams, which appear in poetry of the author of Meadows (Łąki). I have mainly touched there two questions. Firstly, who is dreaming in Lesmian’s poetry? Secondly, what is being dreamt? The first one is the starting point. I have separated four groups of sleeping subjects and then I have been trying to describe their dreams. I have started my reflections with sleep dreams presentation o f a man, which are the most often in Leśmian’s poetry. The Leśmian man is dreaming about the World or even, first of all, he is dreaming the World that belongs to him at a given time. The dreamer is becoming his creator. The next subjects of man’s sleep dreams of the same importance are: erotic dreams, which have not too much in common with Freud’s theory; a death which is strictly connected with the World called to be during the sleep, with eroticism, love. A man is dreaming not only about his death but also about going away the World and everything what is connected with it. The following subject, who is dreaming in Leśmian’s poetry, is the God who, similarly to a man, is dreaming the World, however, he is also a creator of a dream. The nature, which is the third group of sleeping ones, I would separate, is dreaming a man but it does not describe us its dreams but it is the man that is doing it. Finally, the fourth group, which I have called “Varia", is consisted of such beings that I could not qualify to any of above groups. However, they are equipped by Leśmian in a dreaming skill and that is why they cannot be omitted. The result of my reflection is every being can dream in Leśmian’s poetry but it is not tending to dehumanize a man. Leśmian does not create the conception: “life as a dream” but he shows that a dream con become the reality of a man. Probably this is the reason why dreams take so often too much independence, they separate from the dreaming subject. A degree of a consciousness, which phantoms have, becomes the sign of this independence of sleep dream.
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