Biblical inspirations of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński’s poem Rorate coeli
The author analyses K.K. Baczyński’s poem Rorate coeli and points out the archetypal texts of this poetic prayer. The trail leads first of all to a well-known Advent song Niebiosa, rosę spuszczajcie nam z góry [Drop down, ye heavens] and then to its original, i.e. the Latin medieval song Rorate, coeli, desuper. The ultimate source of the Advent motif turns out to be the Old Testament Book of Isaiah.