Roaming turtle saunters
Acorns falling like raindrops
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
This is beautiful Becca. Please may I share on Simply Elfje?
Thanks so much. I’ll let you know when 🙂
This is so interesting. I had never heard of this poetry form. I’ll have to try it. Thanks for sharing. janet
You are most welcome — it is a fun form to use. Go to the Simply Elfje link and peruse the offerings to help you get started. 😀 Thanks for the feedback and visit.
Lovely bit of verse, and so cool to learn a new form. Thankee 😉