Grigore Vieru – the Poet of Values

poet; issues; the Danube; culture; values


  • Ludmila Baltatu State University “B. P. Hasdeu”


poet; issues; the Danube; culture; values


Grigore Vieru is the poet of the Romanian thinking and sensation. His creations are an echo of the dominant ideas of our national consciousness. In Vieru’s writings there are expressed all our soul stirrings, all our quotidian worries.

The veneration of the sacred mother - a symbol of all the beginnings, of the eternity, of the motherland and of the homeland – is one of the main motives of Grigore Vieru’s creation.

Therefore, mother in Vieru’s verses represents a model of patience in face of all the vicissitudes of life, a historic prototype of the nation’s courageous fight and a calm sense of the destiny.

Grigore Vieru’s literary creation is rich, embracing great themes and issues and being repre-sentative for the national culture.

The nature’s beauties of the native homeland are exceptionally expressed with the Poet’s genuine warmth. In Vieru’s verses the Prut and Danube rivers hold a special place: on the Prut banks his childhood was spent and the Danube – the witness of the glorious historic events of our nation, an inexhaustible source of beauty and wealth.

Author Biography

Ludmila Baltatu, State University “B. P. Hasdeu”

Associate Professor, PhD


Cimpoi M. (1987). O carte arată adânc și semănată bine. /A book that is ploughed in depth and sowed well. In: Vieru Gr. Cel care sunt. /The one I am. Chișinău: Literatura artistică /Fiction.

Cimpoi M. (2002) In: Documentary film by Silvia Hodorogea Acad. Mihai Cimpoi sau ”Drumul spre Centru”/ Academician Mihai Cimpoi or ”The way to the Centre”, Chișinău.

Crăciun Gh. (1988). Postfață /Afterword. In: Vieru G. Rădăcina de foc /The fire root. Bucharest: Univers.

Dabija N. (2014). Lacrima lui Vieru (Teardrop of Vieru). In: Literatura și Arta / Literature and Art, December the 4th.

Damian I. (1986). Prefață /Foreword. In: Vieru Gr. Anthology of lyrics Mama, graiul /Mother, native speach. Chișinău: Literatura artistică / Fiction.

Info-Prim Neo reports. (2008). quoting the communiqué, the Book Distribution Company Pro Noi

Pohilă V. (2009), January the 20 th., (viewed on July the 2nd)

Vieru Gr. (2008). Cartea vieții mele. / The book of my life. Foreword. In: Vieru Gr. Taina care mă apără / Secret that protects me. Iași Princeps.

Vieru G. (1984). Scrieri alese (Selected writings). Chișinău: Literatura artistică / Fiction




How to Cite

Baltatu, L. (2023). Grigore Vieru – the Poet of Values: poet; issues; the Danube; culture; values. Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, 12(2). Retrieved from



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