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My First Elfchen

My Dear Friend, Chuck, over at The Reluctant Poet has been nudging me about my writing.  I’ve been in a bit of a writing slump lately and Chuck suggested that I try the poetry form of Elfchen poems.  Elfchen poems consist of just 11 words constructed in a particular format.  Below is my first attempt.  I hope you like it.
from you
not just today
but for all time
Copyright 2020 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

13 thoughts on “My First Elfchen

  1. I loved this, Penny!! I’m so happy for you and for being a great Sport in trying an Elfchen!! This is awesome and with a great message!! 😁💋
    So, this is going to be like chocolate. Once you try it you always want more! So we will all be happily anticipating More!! LOL! Bellissimo, Penny, Bellissimo!


      1. So, Do you have a name for this that is appropriate for your verse besides – My First Elfchen?? Your words whispered to me and said they think they deserve a real title? Ha!! Don’t forget you next elfchen. You can write one on the way home from work??? Try using the vocal recorder. If you phone doesn’t have one, you can get a free one on the app store.


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