NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 7 – “The Open Road” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Signs” by Larry Levis

Hello friends.

One week into National Poetry Writing Month – woohoo!

Time to break out the party hats and start spinning those disco balls – let’s keep on rocking!

For the Day 7 prompt over at NaPoWriMo HQ, the prompt is to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

The answer is easy – cake!

(But that doth butter no parsnips or helps me to write a poem, so I will probably end up “finding” something else…while eating cake of course!)

Here is the link to the prompt if you too fancy giving it a go.

NaPoWriMo.net – One Week Down! – Day 7 prompt

I actually gifted myself the opportunity to write another found poem and used inspiration from an earlier NaPoWriMo prompt to select poet Larry Levis as my muse.

I used his poem “Signs” and you can find the lyrics to that particular poem here:-

“Signs” by Larry Levis over at Poetry Foundation

And now here is my own found poem, thank you for reading 🙂

 

Château de Chambord, France

Image by Cendrine Marrouat at Cendrine Marrouat Photography

 

“The Open Road” by David Ellis

All the roads that are long
They all open the inside shell a little
If I hear a voice forever ask
My important part of this
It’s the refusing to grin and lie still
So after I stay up late
My feet tap
They begin a dance
Which will outlive Spring

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