Swans – B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Elfje

This is an elfje:

Line 1: One word
Colour or feature – the atmosphere of the poem;

Line 2: Two words
Something or someone with the colour/feature in line one;

Line 3: Three words
More information about the person/ object in line two;

Line 4: Four words
The poet in relation to the object in line two – a conclusion, of sorts;

Line 5: One word
The “bomb” or “essence” of the poem

**You may write in either 1-2-3-4-1 syllables
or 1-2-3-4-1 words.

tiny cygnets
tiny cygnets

with cygnets
mum’s love and care

by the lake
following their Mum
new cygnets
gliding by
people watch them as they pass
life’s continuation

(c) ladyleemanila 2015


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