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
Covering my body
Shutting out the light,