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Tarkovsky thinking about poetry

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”When I speak of poetry I am not thinking of it as a genre. Poetry is an awareness of the world, a particular way of relating to reality. So poetry becomes a philosophy to guide a man throughout his life…. [With poetry, one] is capable of going beyond the limitations of coherent logic, and conveying the deep complexity and truth of the impalpable connections and hidden phenomena of life.”

—Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time, translated by Kitty Hunter-Blair (1987)