Last Post

Published March 28, 2016 by Libby

Last Post,
signalling an ending.
Plaintive echoes fade into

© Elizabeth Leaper


I began Simply Elfje four years ago, the aim being to bring this fascinating little poetic form to a wider audience. The guest posts that have appeared during those four years, from many different contributors, have shown that this aim has been accomplished.

People are now writing and sharing Elfje regularly on their own blogs, in particular I must mention my two blogging friends Freya Pickard and JulesPaige – you can read their blogs by clicking on their names. Jules especially has been most innovative in her use of the form. Few examples of this innovation have appeared here as Simply Elfje is dedicated to the pure expression of the form, but I recommend you read her blog to see what can be achieved.

I have now decided that it is time to pull the plug on Simply Elfje as I seek to reduce the amount of time I spend on the Internet. I shall, of course, continue to write Elfje myself but in future these will be posted on my other regular blog at ‘By the Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree’.

I thank all my readers and contributors for joining me on this journey and hope you will continue to write these simple little poems. In the hope that others may also continue to discover this little verse form Simply Elfje will remain visible at least for the foreseeable future.


7 comments on “Last Post

  • I hope that you continue to leave the site up so that others can explore what is here.

    Four years… has it been that long? It seems like just yesterday.

    All the best with your continued writing in all the forms you choose πŸ™‚

  • Thank you Libby for these past four years of promoting the Elfje…
    It has been a great achievement as many of a small stoner got quite inspired to write Elfjes as well. Wonderful to share poetry like this on a global basis. :-))

    • It has been fun. Thank you for introducing me to the Elfje form. Unfortunately although more people are writing Elfje I have been receiving fewer submissions recently and this contributed to my decision.

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