NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 4 – “Wandering Wild and Fierce” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “The Captive’s Dream” by Anne Brontë

Hey there everyone.

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

Tonight I have written a poem inspired by the NaPoWriMo website prompt of writing a poem based on the image of a dream. I took a look for some famous dream poems and I came across one by Anne Brontë. I’ve already written found poetry for both Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë in the past, so this means that I would have written poetic love letters for all three Brontë sisters after tonight, which is a wonderful thing to achieve 🙂

You can read the lyrics to Anne Brontë’s gorgeous poem here:-

Read “The Captive’s Dream” by Anne Brontë

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 Willgard Krause from Pixabay

“Wandering Wild and Fierce” by David Ellis

So changed
From wandering, wild and fierce
Grief and thought wasted
No power to speak
Yet, one single word might tell
Be possible
To set me free, trembling
In comfort but in vain
Rise from the dear whisper
Awoke, a dream was reality
For wherever may be heaven
Bear fate with kindred hearts



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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