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!

Monday, 31 January 2011

shouting

shouting
raucous sound
in my ear
really hurting my head
shush




ill

ill
time wasted
with painful suffering
it totally utterly sucks
always

Sunday, 30 January 2011

competition

competition
writing challenge
my short story
sent to the judges
gulp!

aspirin

aspirin
kills pain
more, more, more
please help me sleep
comfort

Saturday, 29 January 2011

damp

damp
wet place
beneath the floor
a thousand drips meet
ocean



Friday, 28 January 2011

leak

leak
dripping pipe
kitchen floor wet
plumbers are so expensive
sigh

freezing

freezing
cool cold
cristal stars falling
chills down my spine
winter

Thursday, 27 January 2011

racing

racing
adrenaline pumping
nerves on edge
taking the wheel tentatively
electronically

wishing

wishing
hoping, waiting
for the impossible
to happen any minute
now

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

working

working
all day
earning a crust
to feed the children
slops

home

home
signed ill
time to recover
much needed I think
finally

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

stuck

stuck
totally imobilised
waiting for rescue
a chance to chill
quietly

sick

sick
soar throat
my head hurts
I lost my voice
cold

Monday, 24 January 2011

controlled

controlled
and remote
go, pause, sleep
stop but never play
repeat


listen

listen
I listen
I sometimes decide
I take new roads
life

Sunday, 23 January 2011

angels

angels
bring peace
and happy times
bring me good dreams
nightly



grades

grades
report cards
I hate them
but need to be
done

Saturday, 22 January 2011

stolen

stolen
rotten thieves
taking our fuel
the library can't run
today





birthday

birthday
birthday party
Tilman, Julian, Leela
all came to see
Mia

Friday, 21 January 2011

job

job
gainful employment
money gives Independence
provides some self respect
options

birth

birth
my life
you came unexpected
to brighten my world
truely

frustration

frustration
simple complexity
my head hurts
why can't people understand
me

Thursday, 20 January 2011

late

late
too late
most of times
it is my curse
usually

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

desired

desired
constantly wanted
within my heart
to fill a space
eternally

walls

walls
wall papers
more wall papers
to take off and
off

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

team

team
fantastic crowd
love them all
they float my boat
daily

Monday, 17 January 2011

empty

empty
nothing there
an empty mind
no wisdom to impart
today

Sunday, 16 January 2011

nibbled

nibbled
by fish
a weird sensation
the latest in treatment
tickled

kitchen

kitchen
well designed
beautiful and functional
brand new to use
mine

Saturday, 15 January 2011

drunk

drunk
over indulged
oh silly me
the wine was tempting
plentiful

sleep

sleep
I fall
as soon as
I hit the bed
asleep

Friday, 14 January 2011

cough

cough
death's ratle
or polite reminder
tickle in my throat
annoying

too

too
too much
too little sleep
too much to do
today

Thursday, 13 January 2011

dance

dance
free expression
make some shapes
release the inner spirit
boogie

night

night
I dream
about beautiful things
to experience and explore
tomorrow

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

critic

critic
honest opinion
a balanced view
struggling to be constructive
difficult

pipi

pipi
very wet
in her pants
but she will learn
soon :)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

driven

driven
chauffeur service
point to point
children expect it now
daily

home

home
I feel
at home finally
no more searching ground
home

Monday, 10 January 2011

secrets

secrets
unspoken thoughts
hold such power
over past and future
decisions

work

work
so nice
to strip walls
in our own house
yes

Sunday, 9 January 2011

dinner

dinner
delicious food
and good company
some home grown entertainment
served

internet

internet
didn't work
no more Elfchen
I managed to post
sadly

Saturday, 8 January 2011

tempting

tempting
tasty bait
pulling me in
offering me the world
perhaps

exhaused

exhaused
sleepless nights
washing pipi panties
all day long and
again

Friday, 7 January 2011

refreshed

refreshed
new chance
a different angle
just going for it
now!!

books

books
I love
to read books
to create imaginary worlds
words

Thursday, 6 January 2011

treasured

treasured
remembered moments
with precious friends
held in my heart
always

work

work
so hard
to start again
vacations vanished into air
again

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

care

care
feels good
gives us hope
a reason to remain
hopeful

keys

keys
I hold
the key to
a heart and home
blessed

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

star

star
shining softly
and sometimes bright
let me guide you
tonight

poet

poet
unique perspective
the heart speaks
and touches the soul
lyrically

Monday, 3 January 2011

ambition

ambition
treasured hope
a secret target
just for my self
achieved

kindergarden

kindergarden
new world
to be explored
by my little one
now

Sunday, 2 January 2011

surprise

surprise
not known
what to come
what life will bring
tomorrow

resolution

resolution
soon broken
like most rules
using guidelines instead
hopefully

Saturday, 1 January 2011

party

party
sing star
interesting alcoholic drinks
celebrating the new year
2011

fresh

fresh
just born
full of hope
a new year begins
quietly