Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Elfje: Inspiration Lost


Words
Struck down
In inky battlegrounds -
Frantic searches for flighty
Muse



My first attempt at an Elfje, a form which originated in The Netherlands. The word Elfje means ‘Elven’ or ‘Fairy’ poem (from ‘Elf’ meaning ‘elven’ or ’fairy’ and the suffix ‘-je’ meaning ‘little’). The form consists of 11 words spread over 5 lines in the form 1-2-3-4-1.

This poem has also been put up at Simply Elfje

6 comments:

  1. Oh that fickle muse. Keep your fingers dancing!
    The warm of the flames of your thoughts should be enough to draw the muse back to your poetic soul.
    :)

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  2. I quite agree that the Muse can be elusive and the process of writing quite a battle - but all worth it! I love how you capture that thought in this elfje.

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    1. I'm glad you loved it! Thank you so much for taking your time to read and review my work.

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  3. Well, not always possible to catch the muse. :)

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    1. Maybe that's what keeps us addicted to writing - the thrill of weaving our inspiration into tangible words and the satisfaction it gives! :)

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