NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 26 – “A Voice of Departure” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by “A Life” by Sylvia Plath

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 poem by the legendary, amazingly talented poet Sylvia Plath as my very own inspiration.

You can read her vivid poem full of incredible imagery below.

Read “A Life” by Sylvia Plath over at All Poetry

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 Digital Photo and Design from Pixabay

“A Voice of Departure” by David Ellis

Clear as a tear
Yesterday distinct, flora vast, a tapestry
Glass, with a chime in the air
Every one of them busy, pawing like horses
Tasselled Victorian cushions
Valentine landscape
Light, without dragging shadow
Moon lives quietly, with no attachments
The future is a voice of departure
And of the sea


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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