Don’t Explain

When both wisdom and folly seemed not so different
from the calls of the crows carried on the breeze,
then you knew you were done with words.
 
Imagination makes a poetry of perception —
we each read it in our own silent language
and draw our own conclusions.
 
The after-world is empty until we arrive.
Then mind provides the cast of characters,
they are welcoming you with applause.
 
Look, you can see right through them!
You smile back, wistfully . . .
You know they are not there.
 
You remember the breeze, the bird calls.
Even without a form to claim, even now,
there are tears without explanation.
 
Don’t try to explain, don’t say a word.
The elegant light in the distance
is now behind you, you are
waiting to be born.
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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!
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