Liquid Glide

Numberless views —
none of them right, none
of them wrong, none of them
last when the shell cracks open
and what flows out can’t be seen.

With signature craft we each fashion
and carry our mind-made worlds
on our own bending backs,
like water bearers.

The morphing murmurs water makes —
changing in the time it takes to swirl
the view from left to right and back.

Between all notions of left and right
extends vast liquid space, oceanic,
swarming with countless atoms.

Each entangled moisture molecule
emits a subtle sound, a kind of singing
luminosity, making everything open
to reveal its own truest song.

In this revelation, we may seem to be
of form and personality, but really
we are indefinable, inconceivable.

When we are ready, when we are
empty enough, we shed all solidity
and pass through a filmy portal,
welcoming ourselves anew
to our own eternal innocence.

The fluid languages we then share
across time or any sense of distance
which once seemed to separate us
reflect a grateful receptiveness
to everything, just as it is.

Afloat within the mystery womb
of such spontaneous presence,
all naming and explaining
are rendered futile.

One by one the whisperings fade,
let the silence of the deep prevail.

Here, these words — scatter them
like crumbs over mirroring waters
to amuse the sleek aquatic forms
gliding fast below the surface,
aglow with liquid light.



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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