NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 26 – “The Wave I Was Waiting For” by David Ellis

Hey there everyone.

Still a few more poems for me to complete before I hit the end of this NaPoWriMo challenge and get to bring on the champagne and dancing girls.

Also, it is not my birthday for months but I envisage large amounts of cake involved too.

(I will have to start calling it NaPoWriMoish, since I’m taking longer than a month to complete it).

Since I am becoming very fond of writing erasure/blackout poetry, I have decided to write another one this month because of how exciting it is to play and experiment with unusual phrasing of words.

Just in case you don’t know what erasure/blackout poetry is, the premise is to take a piece of writing and then cherry pick the words you like then black out/erase the rest to find your new poem.

I’ve used “Your Laughter” by Pablo Neruda as my inspiration and you can find the words to this poem here:-

Your Laughter – Poem by Pablo Neruda

And here is my found poem based on the beautiful words of Mr Neruda, hope you enjoy it 🙂

 

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Photo by Lucky2013 from Pixabay

“The Wave I Was Waiting For” by David Ellis

From the rose
that you pluck suddenly in joy,
the wave of silver
born in struggle,
is with eyes at times seen unchanging,
when it rises to the sky.

It opens for me all doors of love.
If you see my blood,
the stones of the street will be my hands,
like fresh sea in the autumn.
In the spring, the flower I was waiting for,
echoing at night.

The moon,
the twisted island who loves you.
When I open my eyes and close them,
deny me light
but I would die.

 

Still want more? Well, I’ve got plenty of other entries to keep you company from the NaPoWriMo community for Day 26, feast your eyes on these little beauties 🙂

1. Ladyleemanila – W is for Wrapped Refrain (Form No. 2)
2. Scrambled, Not Fried – Delayed Opening
3. grapeling – it could be that – diamond / 25
4. PEACOCK POETRY by Sam Allen – Starfish
5. THOUGHTS OF WORDS – Hermit II: Dawn Eclipse
6. Unassorted stories – Bad man
7. Jane Dougherty Writes – Absence: erased
8. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – Goblins
9. Oaks to Acorns – Flipping Point
10. erbiage – Primordial Ooze
11. Colonialist’s Blog – Sea Hear Now…
12. MY FEELINGS MY FREEDOM – NaPoWriMo Day 26: Little Angel
13. MEXI MOVIE THE THIRD – Day 26 & Thursday Doors, 26/4/18: Five-sense door
14. PAUL SCRIBBLES – 5 DAYS TO GO….
15. My Author-itis – Waiting for Warmth
16. barbaraturneywielandpoetess – Apples
17. WHAT LIFE SAID TO ME – NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 26 – A Poem that touches all senses -WhEn Will this MaDnESs EnD?
18. barbaraturneywielandpoetess – Elemental
19. ORDINARY AVERAGE THOUGHTS – The Golden Age of Shasta
20. What Rhymes with Stanza? – Count Down
21. method two madness – I Become Clichéd
22. Ileea (Swedish but Google Translate is your friend) – Aprillyrik dag 26 – Tyll och swing
23. The Eggcorn – The Flavor of Dust (NaPoWriMo, Day Twenty-Six)
24. LILLIAN THE HOME POET – Tempest
25. Tidbits by Shannon – the morning crier
26. Brittany’s Blog of Random Things – Day 26 NaPoWriMo: Reality
27. Zouxzoux – Inspired by Poets
28. words in your eyes – NaPoWriMo 20
29. RIVRVLOGR – Senses Spent
30. Experience Writing – W is for Wayzgoose
31. CHARMED CHAOS – DAYS OF YOUTH
32. KDP-PDQ.com – NaPoWriMo – Day 26 – Grandpa’s Woodshop
33. Poetic Pixels – Senseless
34. ORIENTATION::QUILTER – Day Twenty-six, NaPoWriMo
35. Flutterby’s NaPoWriMo – 2018 DAY 26 – EVENING, WITH CURRY
36. QUEST FOR WHIRLED PEAS – NAPOWRIMO 2018 – DAY 26
37. Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings – Waves, NaPoWriMo, Day 26
38. MY OWN GARDEN OF VERSE – MEIN GARTEN DER GEDICHTE – NAPOWRIMO 26: POLLEN DRIFT
39. Gloria D. Gonsalves – NA/GLOPOWRIMO DAY 26: IN THE BOAT SAILING TO HOPE
40. Woody & Johnny – She lifted the lid…
41. Real Momma Ramblings – Day Twenty-Six #NaPoWriMo
42. Rhyme and Reason – Poetry Meets Film Reviews – The Light Between Oceans (2016)
43. CLAIREVETICA – THE MEAT OF TIME
44. Frank J. Tassone – HAIKAI POETRY MATTERS – For the Hunt: A Predator’s #Haibun
45. Voyage des Mots – Marvel Lane
46. inktuition – NaPoWriMo 2018 day 26: Senses of Spring
47. Poetry by Hasen – Trying To Chase Cat
48. kavyastream – Backyard Picnic
49. Summer Blues – A Poetry Blog – The Process
50. Orangepeel – Poetry and Miscellany by Bruce Niedt – PAD Day 26: Love in Bloom – Nectar
51. JIM’S LITTLE PHOTO AND POEM PLACE – NaPoWriMo 2018-26 — Day 26 – The World Traveler
52. Insights from “Inside” – Fevered
53. KATIE STATEN – NaPoWriMo #26 – Olivia
54. the Central Texas Introvert – NaPoWriMo 2018 – Day 26 – Berry Dreams
55. Purple Mountain Poetry – DAY 26: TORONTO’S IN MOURNING
56. clayandbranches – NaPoWriMo, Day 26: Close-up
57. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown – Questions of Diminution
58. The Great Unknown – NaPoWriMo Day 26: Etymology
59. VERONICA’S GARDEN – NaPoWriMo Day 27: Rainbow Gathering, 1991

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