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Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000 Paperback – October, 2000
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Fourth Retreat: Walking At Spirit Rock
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Second Retreat: Knife-sharpening At Vajrapani
Third Retreat: Bell-ringing In Yucca Valley
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
He can achieve the quiet authority of the best later Williams. -- The Times Literary Supplement [London]
There's nothing quite like these books.... certain to be one of the most remarkable and challenging works of our time. -- American Book Review
[H]as compelled me to take seriously...points of view I had previouslycomplacentlydismissed as products of lunatic fringe. -- Christianity Today's Ten Best Books of 2000, John Wilson, 3 January 2001
Top Customer Reviews
civilized author coming to grips with the many crimes of civilization, expressing the intersection
of the poet's life and the twentieth century in a way which illuminates the efforts of a truly
engaged intellectual to document experiences of collective denial and complicity with
horror which characterize political modernity.
Like all great poetry, Scott feeds our souls because his poem tells the truth and because his words, in their beautiful and erudite combinations, point us toward the shimmering reality that lies beyond words and within each of us, in each moment.
Some poetry tells the truth with great simplicity. Minding the Darkness is a complex and multi-layered epic, a garden of intellectual delight. Because Scott impeccably refuses the temptation of making a statement about the nature of life, and instead leads us directly into an experience of his reality, the reader is free to roam the sweeping, unpredictable and exciting scope of his intellectual, political and ontological knowledge. Amazingly, the weight of his intellect does not crush his soul. It is through the tenderness and vulnerability of the man that otherwise distant and esoteric references become accessible to the reader, as alive and affecting as the poet himself.