NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 13 – “To Find Expression Among Our Beginnings” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Portrait of a Lady” by T. S. Eliot

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 I have written a romantic found poem inspired by “Portrait of a Lady” by T. S. Eliot, which has many enthralling and sprawling lines of its own.

You can read the lyrics to T. S. Eliot’s poem here.

Read “Portrait of a Lady” by T. S. Eliot 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 S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

“To Find Expression Among Our Beginnings” by David Ellis

You have the will to do, light, atmosphere
Said through hair and fingertips, so intimate
Soul mingled, with much rare and strange qualities
You take the air in a trance, then sit and bloom
While your flow is sunsets that recall peace
Wonderful journeys, serving the smell of desired ideas
Sensation of being, so much to learn, among our beginnings
We have developed into expression, fate changing shape
Let us take evening, rose and pen in hand, knowing
To feel this music that we talk of and the right to smile



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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