Day Seventeen – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Lyrical Alchemy” by David Ellis

Hello everyone.

It’s Day Seventeen of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a motley crew of Cheer Peppers to help spice up your lives) and I’m back with yet another video to add to the growing poetry heap (but that is a good thing, you can never have enough poetry in your lives! And cake too but that goes without saying).

Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.


I was inspired to write my poem today because I have a passion for abecedarians and alliteration, combining these two poetic forms gives me an incredible amount of joy with the results, along with much frustration in composing them but as they say, faint heart never won fair lady 😉

I also got inspiration for this piece by using a prompt from OctPoWriMo 2017, where the form restriction was to construct a piece using only 50 words, which instantly made me think of playing around with abecedarians and alliteration again, with the idea of doing two words per line on most lines to get me to my goal.

Here is the link to the prompt itself, just in case you are a masochist…I mean you fancy having a go with this restrictive mother…sorry this ‘focused poetry form’ that takes its cues from Dr Seuss (everything worth knowing comes from Dr Seuss of course):-

Day 17: And the Dragon Chose… – OctPoWriMo 2017

If you would like some alternative poetry prompts to help you write your way through the month (and beyond!) then give these links below a buzz 😉

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge by Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest

As mentioned in my Facebook Live video, here is the link to the bonus poem that I read that is in my poetry book Life, Sex & Death:-

Daily Prompt – A to Z – Poem / Poetry – “Abstract Acrostalyptica”

And here is my poem in written form for you to enjoy, as we tiptoe through the alliterative stylings of the alphabet with mucho gusto 🙂



Photo by mysticsartdesign from Pixabay

“Lyrical Alchemy” by David Ellis

Adventurous alliteration
Baroque bliss
Chaotic conundrums
Delicately distinguished
Eager experimentation
Fantasy fetish
Greedy grammarian
Hungry heights
Imaginative infusions
Jubilant juiciness
Knowledge kinsman
Literature lineages
Machiavellian manifestation
Nuanced nectars
Organic origination
Potential parallels
Rarefied reinterpretation
Suave sentiments
Transformational terrain
Unique universes
Variety, vivification
Weighty wisdoms
Yield yearnings


Still want more? I have also nabbed other posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Seventeen entries, so you can try out a variety of other Cheer Peppers flavours galore 🙂


What I’ll Never Know – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Miracle of the Commonplace

FEEL THIS MOMENT – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness

droll (I shit you not – pt. 3: I’m not even kidding you) – Litterbox Riot

The difference between have-to and want-to – Stop procrastinating now!

Haiku Hour – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown

bitter pill – memoirs of an unremarkable man

Spanish Ladies – – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.


A Wish – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women

Like A Weed – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.

Take Three – Video Editing on my Phone – Just A Little Bit Sweet


Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 17 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos

NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 17 (November 17) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals. – Bug Bytes By Julie Burton

Seven Days of Black and White – Behind The Willows


9 thoughts on “Day Seventeen – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Lyrical Alchemy” by David Ellis

    • TY Charlene 🙂 I often want to say “Abracadabra!” when I am composing them. I do enjoy them but I am just sad that the last few letters of the alphabet are so difficult to come up with decent words. I guess I could always make some up or say things like Xceptional 😉

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