NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 21 – “A Tireless, Twinkling Wish” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Poetry” by Marianne Moore

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 decided to use a quirky, insightful little poem called “Poetry” by Marianne Moore as the basis of my inspiration for my own poem. You can read the lyrics to Marianne’s poem below.

Read “Poetry” by Marianne Moore over at

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


Image by DreamyArt from Pixabay

“A Tireless, Twinkling Wish” by David Ellis

A perfect place, for the genuine
Hands grasp, eyes dilate
These things are important
Interpretation can become the thing said
We understand the quest of something
Pushing, wild, taking a tireless, twinkling wish
Books, all make a distinction
Poetry among us, of the imagination
Imaginary, with real opinion
Raw material and that which is you



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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