Enchanted Entry

Christmas Fairies Entry


This is written as 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 or how to write an Elfje, please visit: http://simplyelfje.wordpress.com

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


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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4 Responses to Enchanted Entry

  1. Libby says:

    This is beautiful becca. By the way I understand from Catherine, who introduced me to the form, that it is pronounced ‘Elefleu’ – it is a dutch word. But I tend to pronounce it ‘Elf-gee’. PS When are you going to submit some more to Simply Elfje?


    • becca givens says:

      Thank you for the additional information … Looks like the Dutch pronunciation might have tongue roll … so, I will stick to the simple pronouncing … same as yours.

      Merry Christmas, Libby. I will post some Elfje soon. Thanks for reminding me and requesting.


  2. Crystal says:

    An Elfje? That’s so amazing.. I kinda want to say, Elfie.. it just sounds cuter.. Hehee.. This is very beautiful and I just admire the magic and whimsical twist.. Makes me feel like a little girl again!!!


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