This is a poetry format brought to my attention by Sadje @ keepitalive.
An elfchen is an 11 word poem written in 5 lines— Line 1=1word,  Line 2=2words,  Line 3=3words, Line 4=4 words,  Line 5 =1 word.  Lines 1 and 5 should not be the same word.

Some writers are using it as a tag game, where taggees are invited to write an elfchen starting with the last word of the tagger’s.
I’m not actually doing that as such, but picking up Paula’s post , starting with her last word

Envelops me,
Covering my body
Shutting out the light,

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Elfchen

  1. floatinggold says:

    That gave me a shudder.

  2. Sadje says:

    It’s a good one. I find that if you have the thoughts in order, writing this form of poem is not difficult. Thanks for the tag. I got the prompt from The Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.

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