Day 16 – NanoPoblano – “The Rain For Evermore” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Dream Land” by Christina Rossetti

Hello there everybody.

Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend and you are all still enjoying my found poetry marathon through this month.

For today’s found poetry project, I have looked back fondly on the works of Christina Rossetti. Since we all like to sleep in at the weekend, I thought it would be perfect inspiration to use her sweet poem “Dream Land” and see where that takes us.

You can find out a lot more about Christina over at Poetry Foundation here, along with many of the other poems she has written including the amazing epic “Goblin Market”, with many juicy fruit references at the start too 🙂

“Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti over at Poetry Foundation

Christina Rossetti Bio over at Poetry Foundation

Here are the lyrics to “Dream Land” below.

“Dream Land” by Christina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
To seek where shadows are
Her pleasant lot.

She left the rosy morn,
She left the fields of corn,
For twilight cold and lorn
And water springs.
Through sleep, as through a veil,
She sees the sky look pale,
And hears the nightingale
That sadly sings.

Rest, rest, a perfect rest
Shed over brow and breast;
Her face is toward the west,
The purple land.
She cannot see the grain
Ripening on hill and plain;
She cannot feel the rain
Upon her hand.

Rest, rest, for evermore
Upon a mossy shore;
Rest, rest at the heart’s core
Till time shall cease:
Sleep that no pain shall wake;
Night that no morn shall break
Till joy shall overtake
Her perfect peace.

 

And finally, here is my found poem, hope you all enjoy it.

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“The Rain For Evermore” by David Ellis

Where sunless waves sleep
A single star came far to seek
Pleasant twilight
And through the sky pale
Over towards the west
On hill and plain
The rain for evermore
At the heart’s core
Time shall cease
That night, joy
Perfect peace

 

Still want more? Then check out other Day 16 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!

16 NOVEMBER: AI – THE CREATOR, NOW THE CREATION – Starving Activist

peerage – billfriday.com

FITNESS FRIDAY: PUNCHING BAG – THAT CYNKING FEELING

SAME DRAWING, DIFFERENT MEDIUMS – Dean Kealy Design

the pulse (song) – Echoshadow

JUST KISSES – FEARING CRAZY

This Moment: Chai with Ivy – Behind the Willows

I can’t think of a better title than “What I Thought Parenting Would Be…” – Julie Burton Blog

crackle – the matticus kingdom

#NanoPoblano2018 Day 16 – Vanessence

Aspect – No Talent For Certainty

A Space For The 43rd: the here and now – The Temenos Journal

BIRDS – Rarasaur

Torn Up – 33 Grams of Blog

Right side of the bed – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry

Just Gelato – loristory

Tig Loses A Tooth – Mommy Quits

Things Done in the Dark|FF – Failing at Haiku

I love traditional hymns – Just A Little Bit Sweet

It doesn’t show signs of stopping. – SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE NUT

Obviously – RENEE ROBBINS

Showing Up To Work On Time – Infinity Coaching

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BABY – Drunk on Life

You Know You’re In Central Texas… – Aberrant Crochet (TM)

ON THE VERGE – SUDDENLY THEY ALL DIED. THE END.

~Anon – Freckled Foolery

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