In poetry, blank verse and prose, the author endeavors to find some meaning, some guiding light for civilization stumbling along ""in such a night as this."" There are in this volume passages of real beauty and spiritual insight, but there are more which will seem to the average reader to be a meaningless jumble of words. The spirit of all these passages is deeply religious, but the meaning of many of them is a ""cosmic, silent secret."" It would appeal, perhaps, to readers of esoteric poetry. Very limited.