“Blue Horses”. Reconstruction of the Semantic Field Cover Image

„lurja cxenebi“ – semantikuri velis rekonstruqcia
“Blue Horses”. Reconstruction of the Semantic Field

Author(s): Manana Kvachantiradze
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: ლიტერატურის ინსტიტუტის გამომცემლობა
Keywords: semantic field; reference; being rhythms; imagination.

Summary/Abstract: The first word of Galaktion Tabidze’s “Blue Horses” (“Like”) demonstrates thepoet’s intention to compare two shores of existence – worldly and discarnate, visible andinvisible, name the signs of the endless, invisible, netherworld shore the experience ofreference of which is unknown to the language and which could not be named in any way,except for comparison.Poet “drowns” into the environment of comparison to make us sense the differenceand to overcome this difference. At the connotation-association level the evaluative positionbetween the conditions of being and not being can be read and shows up as the poeticconstruct as such. By attracting material factors and conditions determining being Galaktionnames the pre-material being but not as the nothingness but joint movement of invisibleparticles of matter to showing up (“Nothing could block out the light from this chamber”),movement of nothingness as such, to overcome its substance (“No promise of sight,nothing to look at”... – “nothing could block out”). Binariness as the universal principleof the language, demonstrates the language’s readiness to overcome this contradictionthrough conjunction (comparison) and turn it into the structure filling the nothingness betweenbeing and not being, between yes and no, i.e. find and tell us about the conjunctionwhere such conjunction cannot be clearly seen. Through poetical power turn unawarenessinto awareness, experience. Create, through unveiling of the notification (turning it intothe image) the poetic substance, as a new reality that could not be reduced to any reality ofthe other type, while its sense is not the result of substitution or replacement of somethingelse, rather the transcendence of the substance of poetry into the word...

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 71-85
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Georgian