“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.”
—Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting In Time
“Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.”
“I think there’s a kind of desperate hope built into poetry that one really wants, hopelessly, to save the world. One is trying to say everything that can be said for the things that one loves while there’s still time.”
—W. S. Merwin
By way of the deep blue river.