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!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

lotterylo

lottery
did I
or didn't I
win the needed millions
hope

history

History
mixed memories
chance to learn
ingredients for better futures
together

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

trains

trains
stuffed full
take you away
to places you love
late

wink

Wink
speaks volumes
just some mischief
or a secret promise
sealed

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Touch

Touch
light brushing
of the fingers
make the earth move
feverishly

dreams

dreams
sometimes vanish
into thin air
to make space for
more

Monday, 27 September 2010

bath

bath
hot water
takes away stress
gives me new energy
lovely

computer

Computer
wonder brain
your flawed logic
leaves me feeling unimpressed
totally

Sunday, 26 September 2010

love

love
I am
or you are
in and around me
now

grown

Grown
independent life
stretching your wings
relying on your strength
surviving

Saturday, 25 September 2010

midnight

midnight
soft silencee
lust lingers longingly
for you to be
here

equinox

Equinox
turning point
seasons in flux
looking forward looking back
balance

Friday, 24 September 2010

messy

Messy
your rubbish
scattered all around
the smell of sloth
pervades

mother

mother
your birthday
on a friday
all the best to
you :)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

changes

changes
more responsibility
looking forward to
more work to do
once

award

Award
deserved recognition
given without expectation
your star burning brightly
illuminating

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

w

w
work, win
wine, wellness, wish
who, where and why?
weekend

Quest

Quest
dream unseen
hope still nurtured
a destination without doors
glimpsed

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

longing

Longing
one need
vast dreams await
every day i hope
genuinely

tests

tests
so many
written and unwritten
try to test yourself
over

Monday, 20 September 2010

tears

tears
flow easily
down my face
when loneliness takes over
sometimes

Boredom

Boredom
silent place
when imagination fails
the well is dry
barren

Sunday, 19 September 2010

fever

fever
little creature
disturbed by heat
you are on fire
still

Tea

Tea
relaxing cup
a welcome pause
all my good times
infused

Saturday, 18 September 2010

discovery

Discovery
fresh illumination
astonishing new knowledge
changing my life boundaries
redefining

Saturday

Saturday
set time
set a day
situate, saturate and exhilarate
Saturday

full

Full
stomach aching
what a banquet
now I must suffer
excess

Late

Late
missed deadlines
time moves fast
my pen moves slowly
unfortunately

Friday, 17 September 2010

chaos

chaos
my life
do not want
to miss a second
perfect :)

Thursday, 16 September 2010

dreams

dreams
sweet dreams
sometimes come true
am working on it
yes

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

time

time
never enough
in my day
would pay for more
anytime

quiet

Quiet
silent world
an empty void
waiting for your sound
patiently

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

flying

Flying
with wings
isn't so clever
but flight of fancy?
amazing!

dreams

dreams
never lonely
hard to grasp
sometimes bewildered and disturbed
night

Monday, 13 September 2010

romance

Romance
strange confection
half forgotten dreams
a misty, faint reflection
hope

work

work
too much
my poor man
how can I help
please

beaten

Beaten
not destroyed
still standing proud
focused on the future
proud

Sunday, 12 September 2010

rain III (I think)

rain
again, again
summer is over
fall introduced by rain
again

Saturday, 11 September 2010

weekends

weekends
much enjoyed
soft and cosy
no more wild parties
ever?

Hero

Hero
standing proud
much admired example
just for being honest
dad

Friday, 10 September 2010

waiting

Waiting
not moving
anticipating future moves
silently planning for change
soon

money

money
so needed
most of times
so hard to make
usually

Thursday, 9 September 2010

illness

illness
stupid thing
curtailing my enjoyment
making me so tired
drained

missing

missing
my art
to apply paint
to make colourful music
art

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

fear

fear
hinders us
puts up barriers
prevents us moving forward
positively

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

understanding

Understanding
from communication
frankly shared history
brings a new knowledge
clarity

house

house
our own
for the family
would be so nice
tomorrow

achievement

achievement
comes easily
with low expectations
and targets of nonsense
silly

Monday, 6 September 2010

no elfchen today

I dream, I die entirely
every time my heart is broken

I survive, barely
and try to buy another token

to play life's game
and I hope this time
won't be the same

(march, 2010)

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Hotel

Hotel
transient place
for illicit liason
or a luxury break
relaxing

hands

hands
they hold
they reach out
they touch someone softly
hands

Saturday, 4 September 2010

play

play
exploration time
a learning curve
trying out new ideas
safely

green

green
blue velvet
soft pearly silk
dipped in dark chocolate
blue

Friday, 3 September 2010

snapping

Snapping
under stress
left in pieces
leaving a raw wound
aching

wishlist

wishlist
new life
health and happiness
more space to move
money ;)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

changes

changes
sometimes insidious
and hardly noticed
or a lightening strike
bursting

Mia

mia
my man
miss you much
so many moments
mummy

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

streaking

Streaking
feeling free
just flashing by
the way to hang
loose

students

students
field trip
they cross dress
and party all night
wildly