Dream as a psychical process on the example of Wisława Szymborska’s poem A Dream
The motif of a dream has long appeared in the lyric poetry in the form of a dreamland and was usually used by poets as a pretext to penetrate the reality which goes beyond the flat reality and limits of the mundane word. One of such an unusual experiences often recorded by poets was a meeting of the living with the dead made possible in a dream. The poem analysed here, A Dream by Wisława Szymborska is such arecording of a dreamland meeting of the living protagonist with the dead ones. For the poet it is also an opportunity to show the dream as a mental process.