Murphy "writes out of his experience of"
"potent poetry topics" The New
Attention requires notation
of the ordinary and "extravagant"
respiration just below the actual
breath it took to climb this far
Said notes found
illegible in dream journals. "I practice
impending blindness" resistant
"turning one's back on every
and any priesthood."
Make your own
way up the sacred stream. Make
your own. My ordinary
pushing into the wilder. Did you say God looks
especially handsome today. I thought
you did. And accomplished something.
No poem until something happens
and later is found
waking and walking or waltzing
up the banks of everything