Sheen on Wet Rocks

Soft murmuring rain at midnight —
we were out strolling for the fun of it,
the fun of being in love on a rainy night,
easily enchanting each other as we walked
hand in hand through the old neighborhood,
crossing the Soto Bridge to Estudillo Street
and finding fallen Camellia blossoms, then
following the trail of petals from the earth
to wet sky, a sudden bridge to each other,
bathed, drenched by every splash kissed
across those glistening white petal hearts,
a brilliant sheen on wet rocks scintillating
in the streetlamp spotlight, web-like spray
of fresh shining jewels — your eyes —
reflecting the now motionless raindrops,
all stopped, all hovering just at the brim
of our vision, and only for the sake of this
utter happiness, for more than we knew,
could know, these tears in love with rain,
raindrop teardrops strung like your own
prayer beads across memory’s windowsill –

you asked me once to wear them
close, till I returned to you.




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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