My Own Deep Desire {a pantoum}

    Obeying my own deep desire

    I rest on an open palm

    A willingness to be pruned

    Fully present, fully engaged

 

    I rest on an open palm

    I have always known the Presence

    Fully present, fully engaged

    Willing to change or be changed

 

    I have always known the Presence

    A willingness to be pruned

    Willing to change or be changed

    Obeying my own deep desire

 

In The Artist's Rule by Christine Paintner, there is a poetry exercise that allows us to focus on the commitments of obedience, stability and conversion. I first wrote my thoughts in a journal then pulled out the lines that spoke to me, arranging them in a pantoum as the book suggested.

 
Jamie Bagley