Wednesday Words – Simply Elfje

Welcome once more to the “usual” Wednesday Words.

This week I would like to introduce you to Simply Elfje

This blogsite is run by my friend Libby who also has a poetry site at The Wobbly Dum Dum Tree Earlier this year she took part in a blog tour I hosted here at Clippings

Simply Elfje is dedicated to the Dutch form of poetry called “Elfje”. As soon as I saw the name Elfje I was interested (anything to do with elves…!) As someone who writes Haiku, Elfje is another good discipline to master. Whereas Haiku counts syllables, Elfje counts words. The structure of an Elfje and how to write one can be found on the blogsite at the About Page

Here is an example of how simple an Elfje looks (but you try writing one in just eleven words). This is by Libby:

Little verse
Following simple rules
Just eleven words long

Libby doesn’t just post her own Elfje on the site, there is a submissions page and there have been a number of guests featured in the last couple of months including JulesPaige and Claudia Messelodi. Please pop over and take a look and try writing an Elfje yourself…

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5 Comments on “Wednesday Words – Simply Elfje”

  1. julespaige Says:

    What a delightful acrostic! Clever, very clever!

  2. To both Libby & Claudia – it’s a pleasure!

  3. Libby Says:

    Thank you so much for this surprise post.

  4. Claudia Says:

    Libby’s elfje is so brilliant!!! And thanks for mentioning me, Freya! Love, Claudia

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