We are part of the whole which we call the universe, but it is an optical delusion of our mind that we think we are separate. This separateness is like a prison for us. Our job is to widen the circle of compassion so we feel connected to all people and all situations. Albert Einstein New York Post 28/11/72

Margaret Tait

The contradictory and paradoxical thing is that in a documentary the real things depicted are liable to lose their reality by being photographed and presented in that ‘documentary’ way, and there’s no poetry in that. In poetry, something else happens. Hard to say what it is. Presence, let’s say, soul or spirit, an empathy with whatever it is that’s dwelt upon, feeling for it – to the point of identification. Margaret Tait ‘Film-Poem or Poem-Film: A few notes about film and poetry’ in Poem Film Film Poem no.2 (1997)