Just About To Be

Here in the dreamtime, inspiration can be found
anytime, anywhere — in the visible or invisible,
in certain words or the space between words,
the space between worlds, even between atoms.

Perhaps when you are lightly sleeping in your chair,
you might suddenly sense a presence of someone
quietly looking in on you, carefully making sure
that you are still breathing.

You’ve been dreaming, and you want to remember
to write it down as soon as you awaken,
to submit your detailed report to the gallery,
but the narrative has now been interrupted.

Then again, behind certain trees in the forest
you may intuit some sort of spectral vibration,
something not quite seen — is it even really there?

Perhaps it’s just the innocent ghost of former trees —
a subtle remnant of their poignant lingering love
of existence — they once reached up to the sky!

Now they phase and shimmer just out of sight,
gathered in a conspiracy of arboreal silence,
like observers in a trial who are not allowed to speak.

Still, they glance back and forth in a kind of hushed knowing,
passing a collective judgment even before the verdict is announced.

What must they think of us, who wander around breathlessly
in their midst, pointing our magic cameras here and there
while squinting into the near distance, as if something
sacred and profound is just about to be revealed?



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: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s