Przedmioty i tajemnica. O pewnym wątku Zbigniewa Herberta poezji rzeczy


  • Marek Piwowarczyk


Objects and Mystery. On some motif in Zbigniew Herbert’s poetry of things


The article is devoted to very important detail of Herbert’s poetry of things — the relationship between mystery and dignity. Herbert continues some aspects of Rilke’s Dinggedichte, i.e. he emphasizes incommunicability and tautological character of objects. This feature is a basis of object’s mystery and it is in turn the fundament of dignity. The source of violence is violation of mystery.