NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 8 – “A Name With A Hungry Heart” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Hello everybody.

We are now into Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month (here in this neck of the woods at least anyway).

The prompt over at NaPoWriMo HQ is to play with taking a piece of corporate jargon that relates to a job and putting your own spin on it.

My body is busy making proteins and leveraging synergies as we speak, talk about efficient 😉

Here is the prompt if you too fancy delving into it yourself:- – Day 8 prompt

I did toy with the idea of writing a comedy poem inspired by business jargon but I have put that one on the back burner for another day.

Instead, I have written another found poem, which is what I enjoy creating the most these days, so I might as well go where my heart is taking me and let you all enjoy the ride along the way.

My inspiration for this found poem was “Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and you can find the lyrics to this wonderful piece here.

“Ulysses” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson over at Poetry Foundation

And finally, here is my own found poem, thank you for reading and hope you all like it 🙂


Assiniboine Forest, Winnipeg, Canada

Image by Cendrine Marrouat at Cendrine Marrouat Photography


“A Name With A Hungry Heart” by David Ellis

By this, know me
I will drink
To all times that loved me
A name with a hungry heart
Known of drunk delight

I am part of that world
Whose forever is
To pause
To breathe
And for spirit to follow the utmost good
Not to fail in my work

Souls that have welcome sunshine free you and I
Honour and toil begin from the deep
To seek a purpose
Beyond the sunset and the stars
It may be that we shall touch and see heaven
We are of heroic hearts
Made by time and fate

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