Day 25 – NanoPoblano – “Pearls Of Wisdom Plucked From Above, From Below” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Against Gregariousness” by Clive James

Hello dear friends.

Today we celebrate another day of NanoPoblano (Day 25 to be exact) and with that comes another found poem in my month long marathon.

For tonight’s entertainment, I have selected a poem written by Clive James, an incredible man who is a gifted poet, critic, lyricist, novelist and essayist with an exquisite command of the human language.

The lyrics to the foundation poem of his I have used have been published over at Poetry Foundation and I have provided the link to them below.

Lyrics to “Against Gregariousness” by Clive James over at Poetry Foundation

And now here is my found poem, it is a short but sweet one dedicated to the very talented Clive James himself, thank you for reading and hope you enjoy it.

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“Pearls Of Wisdom Plucked From Above, From Below” by David Ellis

Facing stormy water
Pluck in a hurry
Pearls from the surface
From above, from below, until
Almost a cloud of diamond dust
Flood their ballroom by basking in a galaxy
Absorbed into deep, sheer translucence
That will become beyond
A glazed castle crushed

 

Still want more? Then check out other Day 25 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!

25 NOVEMBER: APOLOGY NECESSARY – Starving Activist

SUNDAY SLIDESHOW: HOME DEPOT KIDS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – THAT CYNKING FEELING

MY UNFINISHED WIP’S – Dean Kealy Design

Sour Apple: Part 4 – Echoshadow

ALWAYS WINTER – FEARING CRAZY

Sunday Surprise – Behind the Willows

Love, The Burtons – Julie Burton Blog

king – the matticus kingdom

#NanoPoblano2018 Day 25 – Vanessence

One Voice – No Talent For Certainty

… and a 22nd: On Losing A Friend – The Temenos Journal

CABEZUDO – RARASAUR

Music Post – 33 Grams of Blog

What to do – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry

Oh Bee Hive! – loristory

Traveler’s Log – 11.25.18 – Mommy Quits

Day 25 NanoPoblano – Telltales of a Country Life – Failing at Haiku

Walk-in Attic Upgrade – Just A Little Bit Sweet

So you forgot your daily blog post. – SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE NUT

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz – RENEE ROBBINS

And We’re Live – The Power of Podcast – Infinity Coaching

CAT RULES 101: RULE 1 – Drunk on Life

How: The Question Of Overwhelm… – Aberrant Crochet (TM)

IT’S FUNNY CUZ IT’S TRUE! – SUDDENLY THEY ALL DIED. THE END.

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6 thoughts on “Day 25 – NanoPoblano – “Pearls Of Wisdom Plucked From Above, From Below” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Against Gregariousness” by Clive James

    • TY very much Robbie 🙂 There are several people who use the writing ahead strategy to their advantage. I really should have done the same but I blinked and looked up from what I was doing before and before I knew it the month was upon me and I had to knuckle under. I’m glad I did though, as this month has seen an abundance of inspiration piling up around me and while there have been tough days where I have used poems with literally pages in them as inspiration, it has been extremely worth it. I’m going to write another thirty poems after this selection is done in private and then release the whole thing as a collection 🙂

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