NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 25 – “Seeds of Unending Love” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “The Book of the Dead” by Muriel Rukeyser

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 moving and quite tragic poem as the inspiration for my found inspirational/romantic poem. To me it is very interesting to explore if I can take the subject matter of something that has a deep sadness and melancholy to it and try to get a brand new positive poem out of it.

You can read the poem that I used as my inspiration below.

Read “The Book of the Dead from The Book of the Dead” by Muriel Rukeyser over at Poetry Foundation

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

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

“Seeds of Unending Love” by David Ellis

Take your influences
Childhood wishes
Brilliant told histories
Seeing horizon shining
To transform a moment, planted
Discovery widened, glory flashing before our face
Ripened, unmade boundaries
Between seas and memories
Familiar music in minds, shimmering everywhere
We begin to know ambition
Friends and art, change heart
Hope giving strength, against weakness
Need and meaning, growing larger
Open this, our desire
Beginning as seeds of unending love


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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