Oh, those Western Blue Birds love to play —
stitching in and out through the brilliant gold
and crimson skirts of the broad November Maples!

Meandering among the fallen forest leaves, my head
is gently caressed by a reaching Evergreen branch.

Gazing up through the grove, I watch massive cumulus
clouds silently rising over marbled mountain peaks.

How striking as they ascend against the blue-bold
sides of sky — my subtle self suddenly soars up!

From somewhere in the distance, the wafting aroma
of wood smoke blends with fresh forest fragrances.

On an inviting Liquid Amber leaf, a plump insect
pauses from its foraging to bask in the Autumn sun.

It is always so intoxicating — these sun-splashed days
interspersed with times of rain and mountain mists!

Even though they fear it, among all the many animals,
why are humans the only ones who hope for death?




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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One Response to Hope

  1. crestedduck says:

    Perhapse the only option…To eliminate the unceasing pain and to reincarnate to new human meat suit

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