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)
Poetry asks that I let go, that I accept that my life is not only ephemeral, but that I live in that liminal space: I will never arrive. I must let go - of the hubris of knowledge, of believing in books and citations, in the authority of cherished phrases: research shows, we now know. (p. 106)
Jacobs, D. T. (2008). The authentic dissertation: alternative ways of knowing, research, and representation. London; New York: Routledge.