NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 11 – “Dreaming of Brighter Fuchsias” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “I tend my flowers for thee” by Emily Dickinson

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 today’s poem, I looked for famous poems relating to the language of flowers and settled on one beautiful little poem written by one of my very favourite poets Emily Dickinson. You can read the lyrics to her poem below.

Read “I tend my flowers for thee” by Emily Dickinson over at Famous Poets and Poems

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


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“Dreaming of Brighter Fuchsias” by David Ellis

Fuchsias dreams
Geraniums and daisies
Show carnations their spice
Bees pick a hyacinth
Hid so small
You marvel, how held roses
Their satin upon crimson, dwell
Modestly draped



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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