NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 17 – “From The Cliff Of The Mountain” – A Found Poem Inspired by “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe

Hello to you one and all.

For Day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month, I have revisited someone who has been a constant influence on my writing life and whose wonderful prose, stories and poems still continue to inspire me greatly to this very day.

I’ve written a found poem based on “Alone” by the legendary Edgar Allan Poe.

You can find the lyrics to this exquisite poem here:-

“Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe over at Poetry Foundation

The found poem that I have written actually is my fourth regarding the work of Edgar, such is the strength of his muse and long may this continue! 🙂

Thank you for reading and hope you all enjoy it.


Waimea Canyon (Kauai, Hawaii, United States)

Image by Cendrine Marrouat at Cendrine Marrouat Photography


“From The Cliff Of The Mountain” by David Ellis


From childhoods

I have seen

Others passions taken

Awaken joy

Alone in the dawn

A life drawn

From mystery

Or the cliff of a mountain

Its tint of gold

From lightning flying

That took the form

Of heaven in view

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