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 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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.

  3. Pingback: Tell The Story Challenge # 13 – Keep it alive

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