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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Jakaitė, Dalia
Title: Dievo Motinos vaizdinys lietuvių poezijoje: mistikos (ir) kraštovaizdžio akiratis
Other Title: The image of the Mother of God in the Lithuanian poetry: the horizon of mystics and landscape
Is part of: Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas, 2013, nr. 47(75), p. 57-78
Date: 2013
Keywords: Mergelė Marija;Lietuvių poezija;Mistinė patirtis;Kraštovaizdis;Vaizdas;Virgin Mary;Lithuanian poetry;Mystic experience;Landscape;View
Abstract: Straipsnyje nagrinėjamas Švč. Mergelės Marijos vaizdavimas XX a. lietuvių poezijoje. Tekstų atranką ir tyrimo kryptį lemia dvejopas objektas: poetinis kraštovaizdis ir krikščioniškosios mistikos akiratis. Pavadinimu iškelta mistikos ir kraštovaizdžio sąveika reiškia ne tik pačią vietą, bet ir joje veikiantį subjektą, jo mistinę patirtį. Straipsniu siekiama apimti platų istorinį, estetinį bei religinį poezijos lauką. M. Gustaičio, B. Brazdžionio, Antano Jasmanto, A. Mackaus, D. Kajoko ir kitų poetų kūrybos tyrimas atskleidžia archetipinį Marijos vaizdinį ir poetinį konkrečių autorių individualumą.
The article analyses the 20th century’s mariological and in a broader sense – Lithuanian poetry of an image of Mary through the prism of Christian mysticism. Both common Christian tradition and main evangelical events of Mary’s life are important to mystical conception which relates to the Mother of God. In the article dimension of mysticism is combined with the second text selection and research criterion. Scenery and landscape are perceived not only as a kind of the whole but also as representative details of this whole, as external and internal reality. The analysis is based on theopoetical research and is carried in the perspective of literature and theology dialogue. Mystic experience can be found in the evening and night-time landscapes of Maironis poetry: meditation of God’s creation, wonder in the presence of Him, Mary’s figure who is perfectly consummating femininity. Intentions of mystical experience are being found also in Gustaitis’ lyrics. The poetic whole links iconographical traditional images of lily, moon, night or earth. Poetically distinctive glimpse into God’s created world, openness to His grace is characteristic to Maironis’ follower Galdikaitė’s lyrics. Nearly mystical settlement into the presence of God’s look is being reinforced by alleged landscape, Franciscan simplicity and landscape elements. The alleged landscape, night and evening scenery, its Franciscan simplicity is also characteristic to Brazdžionis’ poetry. Poet creates his own meeting with Mary while turning back to Christ’s birth. Symbolically polysemantic images of the landscape – evangelical and daily landscape realities – become symbols of convergence of the Virgin Mary and through her to the Christ. Andriekus’ texts are interesting by its Christian symbolical daily nature experience, by landscape of vernacular Madonnas in the poetic vision. The dialogical holiness experience occurs in the evening and night-time environment. In the texts of Jonas Aistis – not so much the Mother of God, but the mystical secret of meetings with nature or daily love. (Non)centrality of Mary is and obvious feature of modern poetry, which is characteristic to Mackus’ texts. Topics of cracked and drought-tired land, desert landscape are emerging as signs of uncertainty of a divine world. Antanas Jasmantas’ poem which has an archetypical evening landscape is especially distinctive to associations of the Song of Songs and prayers. “Hail Mary” and other prayers are one of the distinct discourses in the poetry of an image of Mary. One text of Kajokas recreates it distinctively. Landscape of objects of everyday reality, landscape, pierced by meditative relation to the world, opens the mystery of faith. Mysteriously symbolic plant world prepossesses a mystic mystery of eternity in Vaičiūnaitės’ poem. In Lithuanian poetry close or distant (foreign), natural or other details of environment become a significant point of view to Jesus Christ’s birth, His Love, suffering or other Mary related interpretation of the truth of the faith.
Appears in Collections:SOTER: religijos mokslo žurnalas / SOTER: Journal of Religious Science 2013, nr. 47(75)

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