NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 3 – “A Flower To Your Lips” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “If You Forget Me” by Pablo Neruda

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 my Day 3 poem, I have drawn inspiration from a fantastic poem by Pablo Neruda called “If You Forget Me” to create my found poem.

Here is Madonna doing a lovely reading Pablo Neruda’s “If You Forget Me”

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


Image by 850977 from Pixabay

“A Flower To Your Lips” by David Ellis

Know this
If I look at the moon
The slow touch carries me to you
Aromas, light
Boats that sail toward me now, little by little
Shall stop by
You look long, through my heart
Lift off to another land
Each hour destined, with sweetness
If each day, your lips seek my own
All that fire is repeated, beloved
As long as you live


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!



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