Ana Blandiana – Poemul în proză

  • Daniel Kițu
Keywords: poem in prose, poem-definition, aphoristic,, poetical redefinition, thematic areas


Ana Blandiana’s creation before the ’90 covers two essential periods for the communist enclavisation of Romania: the opening to authentic cultural and spiritual values (1963-1997) and the Ceausescu’s dictatorship (1977-1989). Therefore, it can be stated that the first area of Blandiana’s creation is dominated by what was called the "resistance through culture" strategy. We will consider for our analysis a volume that saw the light of the printing in 1978, in the full dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu. It's about the "Most Beautiful of the Possible Worlds," a volume that captures the attention of the critic Mihai Zamfir for a species that is settled on the border between lyric and epic, namely the poem in prose.The critic places Ana Blandiana together with Geo Bogza in the category of writers who have leaned on this rare species in our literature, a species cultivated at the beginning of the last century, especially by George Bacovia. Mihai Zamfir realizes, at the species’ level, a distinction between the "poem-definition" and the "involuntary poem". Ana Blandiana is framed in the first type of poem in prose, which is an "aphoristic and focused" text, by which the author "tries the poetical redefinition of the surrounding world." So, we will circumscribe the thematic areas of poems in prose, the symbolic constellations through which these areas are aesthetically exploited.