NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 2 – “Between Marble Condensed” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “The Crystal Lithium” by James Schuyler

Hey there everyone.

I’m participating in NaPoWriMo 2020, if you aren’t following the NaPoWriMo website already then go check it out at

For Day 2, the prompt over at the NaPoWriMo website is to imbue a poem with very specific little details about a specific place. Since they also referenced an impressive poet by the name of James Schuyler as inspiration, I therefore decided to write a found poem based on his magnificent poem “The Crystal Lithium”.

You can find the lyrics to “The Crystal Lithium” by James Schuyler over at Poetry Foundation

Here is my own found poem, thank you for reading and good luck with all of your NaPoWriMo adventures throughout this month!


Image by Max Demian from Pixabay

“Between Marble Condensed” by David Ellis

The smell of the wind
Mixed with uplifting, buoying, bright waves
Unexpected, sitting, thinking
Biting at the taste of invisible salt
Between marble condensed, glittering
A promise of blue flames, on red grains of sand
Into a pattern, naked with electricity
Lightning, desiring, eclipsing, shimmering
Diagonal softness of roses
Disgorging, dressed with a smile
Steamy skyline, full of the familiar
And the landscape of the past
Among dizzying, lovely passion
Edging to bury a future inviting memory
The kiss, which leaves warmth
Too much perspective
Itself a colour, nature, silvers, black
We stare at what is beyond
Happiness, love, mixed with change
The ocean was our eyes


If you write any inspirational poetry then you should check out Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal. They are working on a special anthology issue focusing on inspirational poetry written during the period of NaPoWriMo this year! For more information, check out their submission guidelines here.

Auroras & Blossoms also accepts submissions of inspirational poetry all year round from adults and children aged 13-16 for their regular quarterly issues. Issue 3 is out now, so make sure to get yourself a copy soon!



8 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 2 – “Between Marble Condensed” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “The Crystal Lithium” by James Schuyler

    • TY for reading Christopher! You are welcome regarding the journal, you write wonderful poetry, we would love to see you submit to us for the Anthology and/or our general issues too! 😉

    • TY very much for your kind words Phillippa, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to read my poem and love that those are your favourite lines. Diagonal softness of roses is also my favourite line of the poem too 🙂

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