We have set ourselves a challenge

Our quest is to write an elfchen (cinquain) poem every day for a year.
Taking inspiration from what we see, think, do and feel our quest will produce a journal which, we hope, will show a unique journey of discovery.

Die Aufgabe, die wir uns gestellt haben, ist jeden Tag für ein Jahr lang, ein Elfchen zu schreiben. Unser Leben, was wir sehen, fühlen und erleben, soll als Inspiration dienen.
Viel Spaß dabei, unsere Reise durch das Jahr zu verfolgen!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Hidden

Hidden
secret meaning
perhaps different intentions
a script for living
differently

star

star
shine brightly
for me tonight
and two times more
tomorrow

Monday, 30 August 2010

Silence

Silence
two sided
time for contemplation
a pit of pain
which?

cold

cold
at night
the truth is
I miss you badly
love

Sunday, 29 August 2010

gambling

Gambling
for fun
well, at first
until your world collapses
dramatically

sun

sun
no sun
where are you
is summer already gone
fall

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Meeting

Meeting
slowly learning
making cautious queries
building pictures of you
daily

pain

pain
so tough
my little girl
bruised her face today
badly

Friday, 27 August 2010

running

running
far away
you never stay
to share a moment
still

chaos

chaos
chaotic genius
chasing genuine ideas
to create and publish
catch

Thursday, 26 August 2010

nights

nights
sometimes lonely
sometimes very quiet
or full of fun
sometimes

Sharing

Sharing
sometimes similar
and yet different
matching lives and hopes
together

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

solitude

Solitude
just me
for a time
focus on my stuff
developing

two

two
terrible two
terrorizing torturing two
try to tame you
too

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

cleaning

cleaning
dusting cracks
polishing the wood
making the house fresh
again

silence

silence
so nice
when she sleeps
like a lovely baby
sometimes

Monday, 23 August 2010

lazy

lazy
slumped sleeping
while life continues
and others shoulder burdens
selflessly

cry

cry
scream endlessly
hurt my ears
sobb your heart out
sleep!!!!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

kisses

kisses
all different
meaning many things
but always very welcome
here

sunday

sunday
ends the peace
weekend far away
more work for me
endlessly

award

award
recognition given
for great service
time and time again
cheerfully

Saturday, 21 August 2010

darkness

darkness
and thunder
storm in trees
rain running down windows
tonight

arcade

arcade
flashing lights
and loud music
thrilling all the family
fun

Friday, 20 August 2010

lack

lack
lack of
lack of luck,
luxury, leisure and love
lately

Thursday, 19 August 2010

qualifications

qualifications
tell little
of your value
and the real you
shines

tree

tree
tree house
tree house hotel
we will be there
soon

http://www.baumkronenweg.at/bkw/de/baumhotel.html

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

visitors

visitors
bring life
introduce new variables
expand my familiar horizons
pleasantly

media

media
mass media
mindless minus meaningless
mournfully mind my mind
mildly

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Karma

Karma
spiritual scales
cosmic pay back
or a just reward
balance

blind

blind
bloodless blindness
binding but biting
battle between bloodless beauty
bite

leak

leak
broken pipe
flooding my kitchen
and shorting my electric
inconvenient

Monday, 16 August 2010

red

red
red ribbons
and red hats
rise and row randomly
rain

Sunday, 15 August 2010

wish

wish
came true
in my life
can't get better
ever

recycling

recycling
most rubbish
can be sorted
and parts used again
saving

Saturday, 14 August 2010

lantern

flimsy paper
carrying my hopes
holding all my dreams
alight

weight

weight
I gained
feel uncomfortable now
in my own body
stop

Friday, 13 August 2010

Heart

Heart
mighty muscle
and gentle lover
centre of my being
beating

Elfchen

Elfchen
I try
lack of talent
inspiration help me please
create

Thursday, 12 August 2010

vacation

vacation
is over
school starts again
I feel stressed already
help

Fruit

fruit
colourful food
and nutritious gift
making vitamins more fun
naturally

Distracted

Distracted
by life
and it's twists
pulling me different ways
confusing

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

happy

happy
best friends
send lovely presents
on my birthday today
thanks

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

food

food
melts lightly
in my mouth
such a massive pleasure
mine

Stress

stress
from everywhere
so many voices
wanting me to agree
help

Monday, 9 August 2010

tomorrow

tomorrow
is today
and tomorrow yesterday
todays sorrows will pass
tomorrow

Neigbours

Neigbours
sensitive hearing
when I'm asleep
seems my house bangs
loudly

Sunday, 8 August 2010

sleep

sleep
some don't
I love it
when dreams crawl near
tonight

Rush

Rush
getting ready
few days camping
experiencing the English countryside
freezing

Saturday, 7 August 2010

time

time
getting older
days pass fast
and nights as well
hell?

Dealing

Dealing
cards flying
stick or twist
gambling on one card
tense

Friday, 6 August 2010

green

Green
in nature
after the rain
Fields and summer woods
growing

art

art
I wish...
and if only....
my dreams could come
true

Insurance

Insurance
need cover
just in case
can't be too careful
ever

Thursday, 5 August 2010

music

music
so sweet
in my ears
sing for me tonight
softly

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

cleaning

cleaning
hate it
I guess occasionally
needs to be done
yuck

aching

aching
pounding head
tired old muscles
must be man flu
moan

games

games
played innocently
or with guile
but always to win
something

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

love

love
so nice
to be loved
and to love someone
forever

Beach

Beach
social leveller
everyone is burnt
and eats sandy sndwiches
happily

Monday, 2 August 2010

rain

rain
again again
drip drip drip
endless german summer rain
again

Sunday, 1 August 2010

cows

Cows
man's friend
nature's mobile dairy
and walking meat supply
Mooooooooo

sunday

sunday
back home
endless german rain
no more spanish summer
soon

shots

Shots
coloured drinks
from around the world
drunk in many languages
fluently