NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 2 – “Mermaid Sunsets” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot

Hello again everyone!

We’re on to Day 2 of National Poetry Writing Month, so with many more days to go this is still the tip of the iceberg but if we all stay cool then we got this 🙂

Today’s prompt over at NaPoWriMo HQ is to end a poem on a question that could potentially lead to someone continuing the poem themselves as a reader or a writer.

Here is the prompt if you too want to give it a shot yourself.

NaPoWriMo.net – A Questionable Ending – Day 2 prompt

As for my inspiration for my found poem tonight, I have used the “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot and you can find the lyrics to this wonderful poem here:-

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S Eliot over at Poetry Foundation

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

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Image by Kool Wallpaper from Pixabay

“Mermaid Sunsets” by David Ellis

Let go when
The evening is certain
Of nights with oyster-like intent
Overwhelming

Let go and make room
Into the corners of lingered time
For there will be days that drop a question for you and me
Of a simple universe

In a minute known with music
That rises from lonely seas so peacefully

The strength to have seen worth
Among the porcelain smile from sunsets sprinkled
As if magic will swell
A tool to grow old

Do I dare to think that
Riding the waves when the wind blows
We have lingered in the sea till human?
Wake us and we drown

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