#NaPoWriMo Day 17/Sunday Writing: Poem – Laurenelle – “The Ineffable” #amwriting #poetry #MLMM #SundayWritingPrompt


For Day 17 of NaPoWriMo the Prompt is: to “write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time. Also, I’m combining with MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt Collage.


Credit: MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie


“Let us think the unthinkable. Let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself. And see if we may not eff it after all.” – Douglas Adams


Eff it all, what’ is thought ineffable;

Think the unthinkable, and so persist,

There’s more than the unimaginable.

You don’t see life, of what it consists —

Creating such possibilities;

Surpassing the “I can’ts,” the “What if’s.”

In childhood’s books, I seek ingenuity,

Rereading print words, traced with strange greatness;

Writing of potential necessity.

Willingly do the undoable, hate —

Not those who won’t risk, but strive — keep shoving;

The envelopes edge torn — so stop waiting.

Discover roads to success, endeavour,

Until you’re aching inside, then, grapple —

Impossibilities aren’t forever;

Don’t let the indescribable baffle,

Nor the smoke of lies curl, expressionless mist;

You’ve heart, so question the laughable.

Be amazed, ineffable, not frightened,

Let not the unknown curse you with harsh plights;

Eff it all, what is thought ineffable,

There’s more than the unimaginable.


©️Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.

6 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo Day 17/Sunday Writing: Poem – Laurenelle – “The Ineffable” #amwriting #poetry #MLMM #SundayWritingPrompt

  1. clcouch123 April 21, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    In childhood’s books, I seek ingenuity,

    Me, too. I think Douglas Adams would go for that, for those. I think he’d like what you’ve crafted, overall. You free the eff from ineffable. Congrats! (And, you know, Don’t panic!)

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    • mandibelle16 April 21, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      Haha of course not. I have my towel I’m fine 🙂 Thanks Christopher. I quite loved the quote.

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  2. Joy Pixley April 22, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    What an inspiring attitude in this piece! And what a coincidence, that I was just talking with my sister earlier this afternoon about books we read in childhood. She’s going back and re-reading them, and finding that some are still quite interesting or charming, and some seem quite stupid or even offensive now.

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