NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 23 – “There is Always a Piece of Light” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “Diving into the Wreck ” by Adrienne Rich

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 an intriguing poem as my inspiration, written by Adrienne Rich, you can read more about her life story here. You can also read the lyrics to her poem below.

Read “Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich over at

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 Thanh Le from Pixabay

“There is Always a Piece of Light” by David Ellis

The edge of the knife blade
Having to do this here, alone
There is always, close to side, a piece of light
And there is the ocean
Blue, green and powerful
It pumps alone, without force
In the deep here, swaying, are purposes, maps
Treasures that prevail, something permanent
The story itself, evidence of beauty, of assertion
This is the place we dive
With open eyes, lies a course
You are, by courage, the one
Carrying myths, in which our names appear


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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