Actions absolved
Hearts purged clean
Memories released in love


This is written in the form of Elfje … an Elfje is a Dutch form consisting of 11 words spread over 5 lines!

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’ ). 

For more information on the form or how to write an Elfje, please visit:  Simply Elfje.

My other Elfje
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013


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 Recovery

  1. julespaige says:

    I am amazed at how far the Elfje has come from when it was first introduced to me possibly over a year ago or more. And too that Libby has a site devoted to the form.
    I did a whole month of Elfje, March 2013. Acrostic Elfje. Libby started that form (unless it was done long ago also).

    Thanks for your visits.


    • becca givens says:

      JP, I remember your month of acrostic pieces. I always enjoy your pieces and am most impressed by the month of styles. It is an overwhelming endeavor for me. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.


  2. Geraldine says:

    this is beautiful!


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