Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 23 September 2017
Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 23 September 2017!

This week I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out an Elfje! Your challenge is to write an Elfje poem on the topic of one of the seasons

How to write an Elfje
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.



last leaf

floating to earth

reflects my broken heart




3 thoughts on “Autumn

  1. Very nice. Kind of how I feel today.
    But there is that saying; “When one door closes another opens.”

    When I was first introduce to the Elfje form I did a three stanza poem. I am just a rebel that way.
    Over the years other friends of mine (and myself as well) have taken the Elfje from a children’s teaching tool to adult themes like of like haiku, which your piece reminds me of.

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