Category Archives: Tarkovsky’s dreams

Dreams of ‘le noir de l’etoile’ *

loose in the great silence an astronaut tethered to nothing the gods play ping pong shuttlecock, billiards, football the gods play with stones under an infinite geodesic dome a moth beats giant wings against the glass the universe resounds the … Continue reading

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Dreams of mounting tension

the dream signifies impending catastrophe the lost purse a moment stolen missing plane, train, autobus the moon engorged balanced precariously on the horizon the body count at midnight a confession of neglect

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tarkovsky dreams of hemingway

dawn is a promise in the director’s eye villagers cling to the last breath of sleep behind closed shutters—— mist rolls over vines and olive groves in the shadowed valleys hunters rise early in the fall—— a single shot cracks … Continue reading

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TARKOVSKY DREAMS OF AN UNBORN SON

the roseate hue of dawn through closed eyelids a cello/piano duet drifts over the valley music comes from an open door—— Anja holds the cello between her knees; against a swollen belly her moaning bow plies the strings behind her, … Continue reading

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tarkovsky dreams

slow soft pan across grasslands golden light plays over a young girl’s face faded pinafore creased softly covers a body we should not see in all its wild privacy we watch from the window curtains billow in the evening breeze … Continue reading

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