LISTENING TO THE CANDLE

Peter Dale Scott (born 1929) is a Canadian poet and a former English professor at the University of California, Berkeley. The son of noted Canadian poet and constitutional lawyer F. R. Scott, he is known for his anti-war stance and his criticism of U.S. foreign policy dating back to the Vietnam War. He spent four years (1957-1961) with the Canadian diplomatic service. He retired from the UC Berkeley faculty in 1994 … (full text on wikipedia).

One of Peter Dale Scott’s poems, published on his Homepage

…  we could no longer as before
want only for ourselves
just as now we must unlearn

that intense involvement
which served to make us more sane
than our earlier freedom

nothing like that unique
response to my first glimpse
of your half-alien redness

of being despite illusions
of identity and choice
no more than the outer flesh

of some buried seed
whose great singlemindedness
had for a brief generation

used us and our desire
as it might yours
and if this has not

informed me with the skill
to put easily into words
I love you

nevertheless I feel the gift
of this added force
the more gratifying

… (full text of an excerpt).

Links to some of his videos and texts:

His Homepage;

Watch this video: Two governments, the public and the deep;

Undernews Extra: Why Washington Doesn’t Work, 19 May 2009;

Peter Dale Scott – Richard Cheney, Continuity of Government, and 9/11, 54.40 min, May 19, 2007;

more of his Google-Video results,

His Google-Book results;

Ueber Hegel, Geheimdienste und Drogenhandel: Ein Gespraech mit Peter Dale Scott, Teil I, In Germa/auf deutsch.

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