E - Elevenie
An Elevenie is
a short poem with just eleven words in five lines. It is also called an Elfchen. "Elf" is German for eleven, and "chen" is a term of endearment and denotes something small. Each line in an Elevenie has
two specific requirements.
First, what words are used:
1 - a thought, object, color, etc. (some instructions list this as just a noun)
2 - what does that word in line one do?
3 - where is that word, or how is it?
4 - what do you mean by that?
5 - What is the result?
Second, how many words in each line.
1 - 1
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 4
5 - 1
from the mountains.
Herbal aromas to heal.
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Very peaceful! Enjoying this education on different kinds of poems.ReplyDelete
I learned a lot planning the month!Delete
I had not heard of an Elfchen before. The poem is lovely, very peaceful and calm.ReplyDelete
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Thank you. I learned about a lot of new forms researching the letters.Delete
Wonderful to learn something new every day. Elfchen seems similar to a haiku. I had to give it a shot.ReplyDelete
Fresh ground beans
Espresso and ice cream
What do you think? Cheers,
I like it! Espresso and ice cream! Affogato sounds wonderful.Delete
I never heard of this one before. Seems like a fun little one. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Black and White: E for Eden
Not my favorite form, but then again, an E!Delete