Vedanta Banter

You said: Moon-tipped pine-tips moan
in Hallelujah gone gold moods,
pressing in against the stranded night
caught on the reef of a liquid sky.

I replied: Tonight I am an abandoned raft
adrift on a rolling sea of dark light,
my moon-cracked mast of identity
swept off in a wave of advaiticy.

You answered: Tonight Dear,
come a little nearer to the white hot coals
burning brightly beneath this brave cry.
Within the fire-sea . . . mirth, miff, and pun.
We run and we run. To what, from whom?
A wan moon casts past me, shadowless,
angling my vision.

I said: Moon passing, mind passing, cast in
your coal-fired beams of dreams and visions –
cries and mirthful laughter might come after,
first there’s the race, the romance, and the ruin
of running in place to keep pace with your light.

You replied: Come on down to Mind-Bend town,
where shine-bodies bare the burgeoned stem
of twining-light gone right, gone left, gone to gone.
Before dawn has lit the sky, between Tcha and Jai,
You and I, lovers echoed in arc and awe, go sky-blind.

I answered: Glorious light pours down from above,
yet what use is light when blinded by Love?
This sailor’s angle of vision may veer
but whichever way I manage to steer,
the mind-bend is: there is nobody here!
The mind-bend is – there is nobody here!


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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