Peaches & Thieves

“When two thieves meet
they need no introduction:
They recognize each other
without question.”

~ Amban

While you were busy stealing my heart,
I had already lifted yours from your chest,
feeding it peaches in the dream grove at dawn.

Now we share this joyous basket of prasad,
fruits ripened in Love’s blooming orchard.

We’ve fallen, peach-drunk, into that orchard,
and now we pass these dawn-hued fruits
back and forth – children at play
in the Fields of the Lord.

All are welcome to this bliss-bounty,
but only if they can taste the fruit
with the mouth of their heart!

Even as they eat, the quiet earth
will shine a rare peach-like glow while,
blossoming just below the surface layers,
such an indescribable enjoyment of Itself will
unpeel in dawn-light splendor, fruiting along
the nerve lines of this blessed planetary field
like some irresistible transmission of peachy
bliss with no reason but for the ripening
of Itself as This, this unimpeachable
happiness we are, Beloved
Thief of my Heart!

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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