Silent

moon in snow

Adrift in pale moonlight,
spectral tendrils of morphing moisture
swath around treetops, vanishing at last
into late night’s wintry darkness.

Through the open door
of this patchwork mountain hut,
a last stick of incense surrenders itself
to all directions like a spent lover’s final sigh,
the fragrance of sandalwood insinuating its smoky
sonorities into these soft streams of gauzy breeze
lilting through the temple of trees where I
now sit and blend with misty midnight.

Lingering ghost-like in the subtle nuances
of blurry incandescence, the flickerings of anticipation
and regret that once seemed to imply an independent self,
some autonomous person, are quietly extinguished,
while the mute moon spills her luminous secrets
with each shimmering ray, beaming from
the light at the still heart of a vast
and fathomless dark –

silent, silent . . .

moon misty

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About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, and our lazy dog, Amos, in a lovely little mountain town called Paradise, situated on the ridge of the Little Grand Canyon, in the Northern California Sierra Nevadas. I have several other sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Free Transliterations of Spiritual Texts: http://freetransliterations1.blogspot.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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4 Responses to Silent

  1. Bhusunda says:

    How wonderful:
    “… the flickerings of anticipation
    and regret that once seemed to imply an independent self,
    some autonomous person, are quietly extinguished,…”

  2. lucey001 says:

    Thank you Bob, once again and again.

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