Murphy’s introductory poem entitled Doxology sets the tone with an elegant and soaring hymn of praise. He neatly touches on the pagan god of earthly unity as well as the biblical “I am who am” god. Murphy also introduces the cultural concept of dreamtime, which he elaborates on in subsequent poems. Here’s part of it,
Sleep to wake to dream to hear
the great God Pan at play
upon his pipe, the wind
never harm, nor fear on dread feet comes,
for I am always with you there.
In the poem When the Dark as Night Appears Murphy reinforces his dreamtime realty. This illimitable universe lies just beyond the veil of daylight or wakefulness. Using this interior consciousness we can discover ourselves or perhaps our God. For more of my review of From Behind the Blind go here: http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2013/04/from-behind-blind-by-robert-murphy.html