The Wilderness Within

This was my pantoum entry at the June 12 Pentathlon. It is about inspiration. Note that the 2nd and 4th line of each stanza are the 1st and 3rd line of the subsequent stanza with the exception that the 2nd and 4th lines of the last stanza are the 3rd and 1st lines of the first stanza. I know, cool yet crazy.

I sense a clear drop of dew,
Upon a dry and thirsty leaf,
Announce the start of something new.
I love a cloud that rains relief

Upon a dry and thirsty leaf
Within this wilderness I know
I love: A cloud that rains relief
To help me pay the debt I owe.

Within this wilderness, I know
Of wind and rain and songs of birds
To help me pay the debt I owe
My sanity. Returning words

Of wind and rain, and songs of birds
Thus grace my forests now. And then
My sanity returns in words
Each day, and every moment when

Disgraced. My forests now and then
Announce the start of something new
Each day and every moment when
I sense a clear drop is due.

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