The text concerns the various use of the mirror symbol and its function by Bolesław Leśmian in his works.
A mirror in Leśmian’s poetry can be a gateway to another — magic world, thanks to which you can know
the truth about the world and about yourself. It can also act as an apotropeion.The characteristics of the
mirror used by the author of Łąki agree with those rooted in culture — folk beliefs, but also in fairy tales.
Specific tales are indicated, but also other works in which a mirror appears.In his poetry, Lesmian uses
many times more than one of the functions attributed to the mirror, which is an unusual subject. The
poet usually bases his poems on the aforementioned uniqueness of the object, allowing the figures to be
transferred to the other world by means of the mirror.