NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 17 – “Their Shade of Gold and Silver” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “At the Fair” by Edith Sitwell

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 selected a very wonderful poet and talented poet who I admire very much. She has inspired me in the past and I turned to her again, to give me the inspiration I needed for today’s found poem.

You can find out more about her life and also read the poem of hers that I used as my inspiration here.

Read “At the Fair” by Edith Sitwell over at Poetry Foundation

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


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“Their Shade of Gold and Silver” by David Ellis

Clap the children
Shapes, fumbling for space
Each fit in a universe
Freedom from seeds that grow
Learn how to think, walk and sense thrills
Sweet flowers, grown from young, lovely ground
The world turns round their care
Gold and silver, their shade



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!



3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 17 – “Their Shade of Gold and Silver” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “At the Fair” by Edith Sitwell

    • Thank you very much Larry, I appreciate you taking the time to read my poem 🙂 Yes, we need to nurture, love and encourage our youth if we are to make any progress in the world. and you definitely should read Edith, she has written some real poetic gems 🙂

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