NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 11 – “Without Moving” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Hey there poetry fans.

Welcome to another day of poetry for National Poetry Month.

You can check out the prompt for Day 11 over that NaPoWriMo HQ here, which focuses on the theme of origins:- – Day 11 prompt

For my own Day 11 entry, I decided to write a found poem based on the lovely poem by Canadian writer Oriah Mountain Dreamer called “The Invitation”.

I would like to invite you all to read her poem over at her website, along with checking out her other amazing poetry books.

The website of Candian poet and writer Oriah Mountain Dreamer

You can also connect with Oriah on Facebook and Twitter here:-

Facebook:- Oriah Mountain Dreamer (FB)

Twitter:- @OriahMtnDrmr (Twitter)

And finally, here is my found poem, thank you for reading and hope you all enjoy it.


Beauty in the details

Image by Cendrine Marrouat at Cendrine Marrouat Photography


“Without Moving” by David Ellis


Living, you ache for

Dare, risk, adventure

To know you have touched the centre

Without moving.

You can be

Your own human

If you know you can be

True and trustworthy

You can see beauty

You can live, stand at the edge

And know to the bone

How the centre you have inside you

Can be yourself you truly like.

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