of the blog
coming soon. Watch this
© Elizabeth Leaper
Hello again. I’m back here briefly to tell you about my new project. I am in the process of preparing a book of Elfje poems. This will be both print and e-book and will contain many of my Elfje that have appeared on this blog. There will also be an updated version of the article on how to write Elfje and it is my hope that the book will continue to further awareness of this lovely little form.
There have been so many Elfje on this blog over the years and I can’t possibly include them all; this is why I have chosen to focus on my own ones. However it is my intention to include a selection of Elfje from the contributors to this blog and I have been contacting these people for their permission to print. Unfortunately I no longer have the contact details for some of you. If you have not heard from me in the last week or so and have contributed to this blog in the past please check your Facebook messages as I have used this medium to reach as many of you as I can. Alternatively please leave a comment alerting me to your contact details and I will get back to you, or you can reach me via my website below.
I will post more information about the book as it nears publication both here and on my other regular blog at ‘By the Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree’ and also on my website at http://www.silverburnpublishing.co.uk where you will find details of my other books, including my new illustrated children’s story book ‘The Thirsty Flowers’.
I shall be off-line again for the next seven days. I have not received any submissions for some time but please note that submissions are open as usual in my absence, however I will not be able to acknowledge them until my return.
This blog was created in order to bring the Elfje form to the awareness of more people and I am pleased to say that this has largely been achieved. It is with regret that on my return, in an effort to reduce the amount of time I spend on the Internet, I will be cutting down posting on Simply Elfje to just once a week. This will probably be on Mondays, but watch this space!
Sometimes it is possible that a poem written if one format works well in another and I have occasionally in the past written an Elfje version of a ‘Small Stone’ posted on my Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree blog, but usually I have had to change the odd word here or there. On 3rd of July I posted a Haiku on ‘By the Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree’ with the above title (you can read it here) and soon realised it was exactly eleven words, so here it is as an Elfje:
bright eyes alert,
watching, seal curious as
© Elizabeth Leaper
This is not a usual day for posting here so no Elfje today. I just wished to remind you that Simply Elfje is once more open for submissions. Elfje can be about any subject you wish but if they are to do with nature they should preferably be seasonal. Please go to the ‘Submissions’ page for more information.
My apoogies but there is no Elfje today!
As you read this I am away from home and have been since 9th January. I had hoped to schedule enough Elfje to cover the period that I am away but I just haven’t had the time. I will be away, without internet access, until the end of the month but normal service will return in February.
Please note that on my return I will once more be open for submissions so why not have a go and send some in?