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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.

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is an Elfje? 
Luckily, Mick E Talbot (who introduced me to the Elfje) has an explanation…

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.

An example of a pure Elfje, most often found on the Internet is

Yellow
the eyes
in the dark
Is there a cat?
Miauw.

An example of an Elfje (by me!)

Bulbs
Sprout green
Their fingers reaching
Towards the golden sunlight
Blooming.

By Sarah ©2017


Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Elfje’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

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22 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 23 September 2017

  1. weejars
    September 23, 2017

    Reblogged this on By Sarah and commented:

    This week’s challenge

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  4. Henrietta Watson
    September 23, 2017

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

  5. imagineambition
    September 23, 2017

    I can’t seem to Mr. Linky on my phone. It’s just an image.

    • weejars
      September 23, 2017

      Oh no! That’s a shame. If it’s not working for you you can post your link in the comments 🙂

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  8. julespaige
    September 23, 2017

    One of my favorite short forms to manipulate… um…play with…
    Charmed?

  9. Wordifull Melanie
    September 23, 2017

    Never heard of or tried this form before… I did a trio 😉

    http://wordifull.com/2017/09/23/fallen/

    • weejars
      September 23, 2017

      Excellent! Thanks for joining in 😃

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  11. Bobby Fairfield
    September 24, 2017

    An Elfje, interesting form, cast your mind back to read my attempt at https://bobfairfield.org

  12. Namratha Varadharajan
    September 24, 2017

    First time I tried this short form and was fun!

    • weejars
      September 24, 2017

      Very well done too! Glad you enjoyed the Elfje. It’s one of my favourite short poetry forms. Thanks for joining in the Saturday Mix 😃

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  18. newepicauthor
    October 16, 2017

    I am probably a bit too late, but I entered anyway with this:
    https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/my-elfje/

    • weejars
      October 16, 2017

      All good, there is no time limit 😃

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