NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 22 – “Drunk of Paradise” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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 used a very well know poem from an astoundingly talented poet who I admire enormously as my inspiration. You can read the poem that inspired my piece here, if you haven’t read it before!

Read “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge over at Poetry Foundation

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

Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay

“Drunk of Paradise” by David Ellis

In a dream fragment
Pleasure, sacred
Miles of fertile ground
With walls and gardens
Blossomed forests
Ancient, sunny greenery
That deep, romantic place
Enchanted moon, ceaseless
As if breathing, dancing
Meandering through shadow
Floated on waves
Mingled miracle of rare vision
Singing, within me, symphony
Deep delight would build
In eyes, honey-fed
And drunk of paradise


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 22 – “Drunk of Paradise” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • Hey there Elizabeth, thank you for visiting and your comment too, that is very kind of you to say so! NaPo is a huge commitment, I always say that even if you “sign up” to it and then only write on some of the days, it can still be an excellent motivational tool to get you writing poetry alongside a very supportive community. Also, if you can find a theme or use the NaPo website prompts, you can usually find enough inspiration to write well throughout the month. There is no judgment, if you get behind in days you can always catch up on your own time. I would go easy on yourself and if you choose to do it (or one of the other writing months like National Blog Posting Month in November) then I would try to set a goal of writing once a week. At the very least you will have content you can put towards a book or to feature on your blog 🙂 Thank you for reading my poems, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to look at them 🙂

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