NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 16 – “Spring Made From Ruins” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “When Winchester Races” by Jane Austen

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 have selected someone who is a huge influence on my poetry and who I have been compared to as well.

My guest for today is Jane Austen and you can find the poem I used for my inspiration below.

Read “When Winchester Races” by Jane Austen over at The UK Jane Austen Centre

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


Image by Edward Köhler from Pixabay

“Spring Made From Ruins” by David Ellis

When beginning
Good people, applying all
Fixed and determined, charming
Saw future informed, of these doings
Made Spring, from ruins
When we think we are gone
You shall meet your course
Rain cannot triumph
Shift your will
Be dry in showers



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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