"Liryka polska XX wieku : analizy i interpretacjeseria druga" (S. 172-180). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The paper presents an interpretation of Barahczak’s poem Południe (Noon). The author reveals
the hieroglyphical structure of the poem, stressing the fact that it is an icon-poem (technopaegnium),
whose inner structureis related to its graphical form and symbolic meaning of a presented object (Południe,
having the shape of a sand-glass, approaches the issue of man’s life-time, since birth to death).
The interpretation refers to tradition of the baroque vanitative poetry and romantic mystical poetry
of Juliusz Słowacki.