NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 5 – “Blood Should Stir Again” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Departure” by Edna St Vincent Millay

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 found poem inspired by a phenomenally amazing poetic lady, Edna St Vincent Millay. Edna was actually my original inspiration, when it came to the first time I ever wrote found poetry, so I owe her a huge debt of gratitude indeed!

The poem of Edna’s that I used as my inspiration was called “Departure” and you can find the lyrics to that particular poem here:-

Read “Departure” by Edna St Vincent Millay over at Poetry Foundation 

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 pasja1000 from Pixabay

“Blood Should Stir Again” by David Ellis

What path leads out of heartbreak?
Somewhere, I know my heart must start
Go for a day in a desolate place
With the road in sight
Blood should stir again
On a shore that is bare to the rain
Where enough care and fuss, make something matter
You sit so silently
A knot in thread, goes
Make tea



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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