Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Elfje: Phoenix


Black
Pyre ablaze
With flames of
Terror and hatred, spewing
Poison

Grey
Ashes smoulder
With passionate defiance
Birthing voice of dissent -
Hope

White
Veils ignite
Sparks of freedom,
Forgotten symphonies of rebellion
Amplified


For Malala Yousufzai, who showed me that "kids" can make an impact on the society as well. My sister, I salute your courage, your resilience, your spunk to stand up against the Taliban and assert your right to education. I hope you rise and shine again, and continue to inspire lives.

This Elfje has been published at Simply Elfje.

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