This week Sarah, in her Saturday Mix Lucky Dip, prompted us to write an elfje, an unique poetic form, as set out by Mick E Talbot:
“An ‘Elfje’ counts as five sentences.
Line 1 – One word. This word symbolizes a colour or feature. The word symbolizes the atmosphere.
Line 2 – Two words. These are something or someone with this colour or feature.
Line 3 – Three words. Giving more information about the person or the object. You describe where the person or the object is, who the person or what the object is, or what the person or object is doing. This sentence usually starts with the word ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘it.’
Line 4 – Four words. Here you are writing something about yourself in relation to the person or the object. This sentence is your conclusion.
Line 5 – One word. This word is called the ‘Bomb.’ It is the essence of the poem.”
Sarah provides an excellent example of her own:
Their fingers reaching
Towards the golden sunlight
By Sarah ©2017
My attempt for Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip #23:
nature paints trees
with changing brush strokes
photograph: © Lorraine 2016