Another Night on Earth

The moon is rising swiftly tonight,
as if it can barely wait, as if this will be the last
and only time, a last and only chance to be fully seen,
fully appreciated for the pure transparency of Presence
pulsing in the supernal lunar song it sings.
Behind the curtain of exquisitely reflected light
draped across the horizon, dreaming’s doors
are thrown open to the infinite sky of mind,
that space in which this moon and I arise,
the stage on which we dance tonight.
As if on some invisible celestial cue,
everything emerges and performs within that
luminous vastness, dancing in an enormous dark,
with nothing else to do but shine and vanish
in a way for which no spoken words apply,
nor could anything conceived by reason
ever possibly compare.
Just one taste of the dark elixir
distilled from that mystery magic
can drown two sorrows – self and other.
Dancing or being danced –
what difference would it make?
There are forest flowers tilting towards the light
in a hushed choreography of wordless worship –
each bloom unique, and yet all exuding
one collective sigh of adoration.
When we become very still, we can listen, hear,
and intuitively understand that perfect language,
and in such a simple but sublime way, realize
we are so much more than we’ve imagined.
Moon-struck, heart-pierced, astonished
in the light, we can feel the majestic turning
of the whole planet as it revolves in its course
through the endless night, carrying the dreams
of every forest creature in the serene caress
of the Presence that lives and loves them.


Moon Mudra

About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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3 Responses to Another Night on Earth

  1. Jeremiah Weser says:

    Your visionary poetry fills my dream sails with a steady wind of magic! Thank you, truly inspiring.

  2. D2 says:

    Every time I read, most of your poems, I feel in awe of your understanding of our reality. I wonder how did you get there!

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