All posts tagged elfje

Down At The Boat

Published August 11, 2017 by Libby

I’m still trying to get to grips with the promised ‘Simply Elfje’ e-book. Unfortunately life in general has been getting in the way, throwing a few bricks at me lately and this has hampered progress. Trust me, it will come.

In the meantime I would like to share a new Elfje Sequence that I have today posted on my other blog, “By the Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree”.

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Down At The Boat

The marina
comes to life.
Calm waters belie increased

twittering, flittering
around the boats,
among the rigging, playing

a breath
of wind, barely
a ripple disturbs the

wet with
overnight dew. Drying
sun beams down, set

© Elizabeth Leaper


It’s Here!

Published April 7, 2017 by Libby
Final cover version

‘Simply Elfje’ final cover.

Good News! My ‘Simply Elfje’ book of the blog is now available to purchase from Amazon. I have tweaked the colour of the cover a little and here is the revised version.

To buy a copy from Amazon UK please click here. It is also available from Amazon.com and in Europe.

There will eventually be an e-book version for Kindle, however I will be away now for a couple of weeks and have run out of time to do the conversion. I will do it on my return and hopefully it will be available in early May – watch this space.

Elfje Book

Published February 4, 2017 by Libby

Elfje book
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’.


Published July 14, 2014 by Libby

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!

Above Water

Published July 11, 2014 by Libby

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:

above water,
bright eyes alert,
watching, seal curious as

© Elizabeth Leaper