Fiery colored
Blankets of wildflowers
Newborns grazing near moms


This is my 1st attempt at writing an Elfje.

The Elfje form originated in The Netherlands.  It is a form used to teach young children to write poetry.  The word Elfje means ‘Elven’ or ‘Fairy’ poem (from ‘Elf’ meaning ‘elven’ or ’fairy’ and the suffix ‘- je’ meaning ‘little’ ). 

The form consists of 11 words spread over 5 lines. 

For more information on the form and how to write an Elfje, please visit:  http://simplyelfje.wordpress.com

Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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18 Responses to Spring

  1. granbee says:

    Wonderfully magical elfen poem, if you ask me! What an exuberant celebration of mid-spring!


  2. antomaniax says:

    This is lovely!


  3. Renee Espriu says:

    The more color the better. There can never be enough flowers.


  4. Geraldine says:

    this is lovely! 🙂


  5. becca,
    Its so pleasing ..Love that image too 🙂


  6. mbwilliams says:

    Intense imagery, delivered effortlessly.


  7. What an interesting form, and so beautifully written. Excellente!


  8. Beautiful! Reminiscent of haiku.


  9. shoreacres says:

    I’ve never come across this form, Becca. Thanks for introducing us to it – and what a lovely job you did of using it!

    That’s a beautiful image, too. I saw it on Steve’s site when he posted it there. He really is one of the best wildflower photographers around – a poet in pictures, if you will.


  10. Libby says:

    Nice one Becka. Love the picture too. May I post this on SImply Elfje?


  11. Misky says:

    A very interesting form, Becca!


  12. I love the way you enjoy doing these new challenges. It’s amazing to me the amount of various poetry styles there are. You always do a fabulous job, Becca.


  13. leahJlynn says:

    Lovely little piece 🙂


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