Saturday, August 12, 2017

Poetry Prompt #47: What is Desire?

Today we are going to explore our own personal definitions/perceptions of 'desire.'

verb (used with object), desired, desiring.
to wish or long for; crave; want.
to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request:
The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.
a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment:
a desire for fame.
an expressed wish; request.
something desired.
sexual appetite or a sexual urge.

I'd like you to go with your first automatic response at the thought of the word.  For some, I'm sure desire will be reflective of romantic love or a yearning for intimacy.  Others may think of things they want, or strive for (such as goals, status, or material things). 

'Where is your connection to desire?  Find it in your body.  Feel its resonance.  Does it feel strong or barely present today?  Pause.  Breathe.  Notice.  Open the soles of your feet.  Open the palms of your hands.  Open the top of your head.  Breathe into the still silence place in the center  of your belly.  Breathe from the soles of your feet to the crown of your head.  Begin to dance.'
-T. Thorn Coyle

So what is desire to you.  A fantasy?  Does it border on obsession?  Is it your true hearts' deepest wish...and if so, what is that? 

Think in terms of bodily vibration, what does desire feel like physically?  How about emotionally and mentally?  Does your heart begin to beat unsteadily?  Do your palms perspire of nervousness?  Or does your soul leap inside you?  Or is it a steady, calm security that what you want you have already acquired?

Whatever it is that desire means, and feels like to you...write about that.  Take it a step further, if you dare, and write about the things you most desire.  Go ahead, I know you have at least one!