Day 17 – NanoPoblano – “Wild Thoughts, Wandering Wings” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hey there friends.

Isn’t the month flying by at such an incredible pace! I often feel like somebody needs to slam on the brakes!

So, we are now approaching Day 17 (in this realm at least) of my month long found poetry marathon for NanoPoblano and for my found poetry exercise tonight, I’ve been inspired by the legendary poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (whose missus you may remember wrote the stupendously impressive novel Frankenstein that we all know and love).

Since the poem that I used is five sides of A4 in length, I’ve decided not to include the lyrics below in this post but will link to them via Poetry Foundation, where you can have a good old read at your own leisure.

Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni by Percy Bysshe Shelley at Poetry Foundation

And now here is my poem, based on the brilliant words of Mr Shelley and his fabulous poem Mont Blanc. Hope you enjoy reading my found poem as much as I enjoyed writing it 🙂

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“Wild Thoughts, Wandering Wings” by David Ellis

The everlasting universe of the mind
Its waves, glittering, reflecting splendour
Where secret thought brings a sound, wild
It ceaselessly pines
Fast shadows and sunbeams
From the flame of time
To drink mighty rainbows of image
Voices of deep eternity
Art, that path of sublime and strange
Muse, which receives influencings unremitting
Wild thoughts, wandering wings
Seeking shadows from which gleams
The soul and its shapes, who live in dream
Spirit driven from infinite serene storms
Where eternal wilderness teaches
A voice understood, wise, great, good
Visit every future from birth, revolve in tranquility
The naked mind, a pyramid
A city of perpetual, vast limits
So much life and joy is known
The blood of distant lands
Power is there of many sights and sounds
In the glare of the sinking sun
Beams dart through strong, its home
The secret strength of infinite stars
The human mind’s imaginings

 

Still want more? Then check out other Day 17 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!

17 NOVEMBER: ANY OL’ IRON – Starving Activist

birthday girl – billfriday.com

IT’S ALL IN THE WRIST – THAT CYNKING FEELING

DIY: CANVAS QUOTE ART – Dean Kealy Design

Forge: Chapter 1 – Echoshadow

BECAUSE STAINS – FEARING CRAZY

Evidence of Early Writing Aspirations – Behind the Willows

On cross continental travel – NOTTHROWINGSTONES.TODAY

The really good sugar cookie recipe. – Julie Burton Blog

blame – the matticus kingdom

#NanoPoblano2018 Day 17 – Vanessence

a lost poem – No Talent For Certainty

To the 41st: how do you make Soup? – The Temenos Journal

AHEM – Rarasaur

Hoopla – 33 Grams of Blog

Good friends – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry

Song of the Iguana – loristory

Party Time! – Mommy Quits

CAD Plant Stand Design – Just A Little Bit Sweet

In grungy memoriam. – SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE NUT

My Love For Emma Thompson Grows – I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning With A Craving

So – RENEE ROBBINS

This Holiday Season, Advance Your Career with Twitter – Infinity Coaching

Cold and Busy – Books, Hooks and Yarn

WHEN SOMEONE HAS AN OPINION AND YOU JUST KNOW THAT THEY ARE GOING TO EXPRESS IT. – Drunk on Life

Tonight… – Aberrant Crochet (TM)

TIME TO START INCHING TOWARD THE DOOR… – SUDDENLY THEY ALL DIED. THE END.

Dear BJ – Freckled Foolery

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