Day 14 – NanoPoblano – “You Shall Be Whole” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Deserted” by Harriet Monroe

Hey there folks.

I’ve now chalked up my 14th day of NanoPoblano, which means that one more poem after this one and we will be halfway there for the month. How heartening indeed!

For tonight’s found poetry excursion, I was very lucky to stumble upon a poetry leaflet today, supplied by a friend that found it in a Doctor’s surgery. It took me off the beaten track into the welcome arms of doing a love poem duet with Harriet Monroe – I can’t wait to share the results with you all! 🙂

Firstly (I think you know the drill by now), here are the lyrics to the poem that Harriet wrote that I used as inspiration for my own found poem.

“Deserted” by Harriet Monroe over at Poem Hunter

Also, for your convenience, here is her original poem in its entirety.

“Deserted” by Harriet Monroe

O Love, my love, it’s over then—
Your heart flies free;
And it’s now no more us two again,
The door on you and me.
And it’s now no more the supper spread,
The stove singing low.
Oh, worlds away your feet are led,
Where wild winds blow!

Oh, seas between and worlds away
Our paths run now.
Go, for more dead than coffined clay
Is love’s dead vow.
Go, may your bread be sweet, your rest
As soft and deep be
As when you slept upon my breast
And gave the world for me.

Go, for my heart cries out with pain,
With joy cries out.
Go ! you’ve unwound the golden chain—
Love’s hope, love’s doubt.
Go! you were mine—now mine shall be
The whole brave world.
My spirit flutters and is free,
With wings unfurled.

Out of my little house of bliss,
O lost love sweet,
Out of my grief and loneliness
Now will I rise to greet
My friend who begs in the street below,
My friend who prays above;
And each will be—oh, well I know!—
You—you, lost love.

 

And finally here is my own found poem based on those moving words above, hope you all like it! 🙂

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Photo by neshom on Pixabay

“You Shall Be Whole” by David Ellis

Your heart
The door singing worlds away
Where seas between paths run
Sweet, soft, deep
You gave the world joy
Golden hope
You shall be whole
Spirit unfurled
Bliss out of will
Rise above
Each will know
You love

 

Still want more? Then check out other Day 14 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!

14 NOVEMBER: THE WORLD TAKES – Starving Activist

honor labor – billfriday.com

#NOBOSS – THAT CYNKING FEELING

EDGY V & GG CARMA COMMISSION – Dean Kealy Design

Editing The Echo Way – Echoshadow

FINDING MOTIVATION – FEARING CRAZY

Parenting Rule #1: Always Be Suspicious – Behind the Willows

Riddle me this. – Julie Burton Blog

stealth – the matticus kingdom

#NanoPoblano2018 Day 14 – Vanessence

Back Roads – No Talent For Certainty

unseen – No Talent For Certainty

So Saith I This Is The 48th: to fiction or non – The Temenos Journal

RAINBOW ENOUGH – Rarasaur

The Enemy – 33 Grams of Blog

Responsibilities – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry

You Ding Dong – Mommy Quits

Day 14 Nanopoblano18 – Lazy Christians – Failing at Haiku

Leaf blower update – Just A Little Bit Sweet

Hi. I don’t care. Thanks. – SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE NUT

Plan – RENEE ROBBINS

Stop and Smell The Pumpkin – Infinity Coaching

CAT RULES 101 – RULE 417 – Drunk on Life

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Lights – teleportingweena

As It Is… – Aberrant Crochet (TM)

IN THE WORDS OF GENIE, “BEE YOURSELF!” – SUDDENLY THEY ALL DIED. THE END.

Technical difficulties – Freckled Foolery

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