The article deals with the ties between Vladimir Solovyov's religious philosophy and poetry, his understanding through the conceptual and figurative creativity of what he himself defined as the "explicit" and the "real". First of all, such comprehension is based on the balance between space and time, on the possibility or impossibility of overcoming them both on the way to the unitotality. The author refers to the theoretical propositions of V. N. Toporov, who regarded space, in contrast to M. M. Bakhtin, as a poetic category as important as time. The article asserts that the poet, who at the same time was a philosopher, in his work intentionally resorted to a technique called by a modern scholar "minus" space, and that to his artistic work as well as to philosophy Solovyov attributed a prophetic importance. The author proves that a theological concept of the unitotality in a poetic aspect occupies a central place in the poet's aesthetic system that later, without essential modifications was taken by Neosymbolists, the poets-theurgists. A special attention is paid to the variable symbolism of the poet in his figurative opposition to all that is considered earthly and transcendent, temporal and eternal, profane and sacred.