Two „Sonets” by fr Grzegorz Stachura (you will be Job, as Martha) Cover Image

Dwa „sonety” ks. Grzegorza Stachury (będziesz Hiobem, jak Marta)
Two „Sonets” by fr Grzegorz Stachura (you will be Job, as Martha)

Author(s): Stefan Radziszewski
Published by: Fundacja Naukowa Katolików »Eschaton«
Keywords: Grzegorz Stachura (1976-); sonet; psalm; humility; the Bible; prayer; poetry

Summary/Abstract: Father Grzegorz Stachura (b. 1976), who has been presented with the Father Janusz Pasierb award, is one of the poets who managed to refine their own poetic diction. But apart from some attention given to the anthology Poetry in a priest’ s cassock, Stachura has not received careful critical reading, although his humble and wise lyric poetry deserves a wider audience and careful critical attention. His poems (poetic impressions) refer to the Bible, not only through quotation or allusion, but in the deep structure of his poetic work. The present paper deals with two poems which have been read as a kind of poetic prayer. Both Job and Martha force the reader to answer the most profound questions about life and faith. It can be said that Stachura’s poetry, inspired by the spirit of the Bible, is a kind of poetic proclamation of the message of salvation. Stachura’s lyrical hero most resembles those Biblical characters whom Christ calls ‘unworthy servants’ in the parable (cf. Lk 17, 7-10).

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 175-191
  • Page Count: 17