Hey there folks.
Welcome to Day 18 of National Poetry Writing Month over in this realm of poetic wonder and endeavour.
The Day 18 prompt over at NaPoWriMo.net HQ was to write a poem that communicates grief and sadness in a physical way.
If you too would like to play along, here is the link to the prompt itself.
In order to explore grief and loss themes, I picked a poem as the inspiration for my found poem that communicates these emotions very powerfully. I used “I Measure Every Grief I Meet” by Emily Dickinson as my inspiration and you can find the lyrics to it here:-
And now here is my own found poem, thank you for reading.
“A Piercing Comfort” by David Ellis
If it weighs or has size
Tell old pain
If it hurts to live
To try to smile a little
When years could go on aching
With love grieved
There is but one sight
Of the kind
Comfort affords in passing
To note how worn some are