NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 10 – “Drink the World Unseen” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats

Hey there everyone.

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

Today’s poem is a found poem inspired by a poem from one of the most well known and amazing romantic poets ever, John Keats.

You can find the lyrics to his deeply romantic and sensual poem below.

Read “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats 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 Ulrike Mai from Pixabay

“Drink the World Unseen” by David Ellis

Heart and sense, as though drunk
Through happiness, in some vintage dance
Full of warm, blushful bubbles
Drink the world unseen
Among lustrous, tender flowers
Soft incense endows fruit
Wild and full of wine
Murmurous love, mused in quiet breath
Such ecstasy, in hungry, ancient magic
Buried deep, in a vision, waking music



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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