IN CAMERA – the Dutschke premise

(The Dutschke Premise)

The roving camera
hides its head
but speaks its mind
in camera –

exposing future threats
a kind
of esoteric time

The faceless voices
sing their song
of freedom –

ignoring the Amen.

Malcolm Evison
15 January 1971
written as my response to the secret hearings
leading to the expulsion of Rudi Dutschke a student
at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, who had earlier
survived an assassination attempt in his home country.
Poem originally published 22 January 1971 in ‘Tribune’.










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