Sacred Hours: An Elevenie #WritingwithWoolf #NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoWriMo2020

For National Poetry Month, I’m writing poems inspired by words, ideas, and images in Virginia Woolf’s Diary.

Today’s poem is an elevenie, a five-line poem consisting of just eleven words. Learn more about the form at The Writers’ Greenhouse.

The line that inspired me in Woolf: “All these tasks are unworthy the sacred morning hours.”

My sacred morning hours are filled with writing and ruminating and, most of all, cats, who served as muse and metaphor.

Day #16: Sacred Hours

yawns, stretches
discovers a sunbeam
settles into a dream

Photo by WARREN BLAKE on

3 responses to “Sacred Hours: An Elevenie #WritingwithWoolf #NationalPoetryMonth #NaPoWriMo2020”

  1. What a great poem! I’ve never heard of the elevenie before, so I guess it’s true that you do learn something new every day! Thanks for sharing!

  2. And another new poetry form to write in my notebook. I have a page just for new forms, so this one is going in. The distance between morning and expansive gives way for a stretch. Nicely done, once again!

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