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, 28 February 2011

quality

quality
so hard
to teach literature
in this braindead society
usually

Sunday, 27 February 2011

lost

lost
my challenge
time too little
I lost the game
challenge

broken

broken
time done
no life left
on the scrap heap
recycled

Saturday, 26 February 2011

fear

fear
feeling threatened
a new situation
ignorance making heart race
faster


winter

winter
go away
freeze somewhere else
make way for spring
please

Friday, 25 February 2011

confused

confused
mixed up
can't really concentrate
the facts don't work
dizzy

blood

blood
under pressure
way to high
makes you tremble terribly
stroke

Thursday, 24 February 2011

hunger

hunger
empty feeling
anticipating food soon
inconvenience not permanent state
here

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

run

run
get away
perhaps run back
should the heart stay
trapped

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

hospital

hospital
healing place
with painful memories
not my favourite place
clinical

Monday, 21 February 2011

snot

snot
tubular congestion
bunged up feeling
like my head's exploding
fever


Sunday, 20 February 2011

company

company
good friends
support when needed
feeling valued and alive
smiling

bear

bear
no, no
played with puppets
in a kid's theatre
lovely

Saturday, 19 February 2011

free

free
broken chains
living for me
reaching for the moon
unfettered

gig

gig
first time
played for fans
what a great night
brilliant

Friday, 18 February 2011

trust

trust
shared treasure
that we earn
growing as we nurture
blossoming

someone

someone
will come
visit the flat
now it gets real
moving

Thursday, 17 February 2011

past

past
real happened
it's only reconstructed
to salve your conscience
smiling

packing

packing
my life
into big boxes
to start something new
great

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

tired

tired
as soon
as I lie
I fall asleep immediately
lately

wandering

wandering
aimless drifting
exploration without agenda
chancing upon enexpected treasure
serendipity

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

bath

bath
difficult decisions
big bubble bath
do we have enough
money

journey

journey
to happiness
hand in hand
in time and space
dreaming

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine

Valentine
be mine
love me tenderly
for now and never
love

love

love
may bloom
in tended gardens
but when fed poison
withers


Sunday, 13 February 2011

belief

belief
amazing minds
testing new limits
seeking meaning to life
exploring

demon

demon
I lost
my little demon
for a whole week
gone

Saturday, 12 February 2011

innocent

innocent
simply happy
as yet unburdened
enjoying a happy childhood
giggling

missing

missing
missing you
my loved one
with all my heart
always

Friday, 11 February 2011

betrayed

betrayed
lost hope
trust stripped away
an investment in nothing
devalued

11

11
10 months
filled with love
thank you so much
Tobi

Thursday, 10 February 2011

house

house
our place
a safe shelter
more than a place
home
I went to a printing workshop with my class and did this:
sorry, there is a mistake!!!!!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

spider

spider
femme fatale
dark and mysterious
an appetite for love
finally

music III

music
my pleasure
emotions invertly burst
out of my heart
powerful

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

learning

learning
collecting knowledge
improving my chances
getting a head start
bright

music II

music
highest intensity
hard to explain
what I feel inside
listening

Monday, 7 February 2011

blog

blog
soul revealed
dreams laid open
my story, my fiction
recorded

music I

music
emotionally loaded
flows through me
softly filling my heart
feel

Sunday, 6 February 2011

weary

weary
energy nil
a hard day
doing nothing at all
hard

placebo

placebo
nancy boy
my sweet prince
battle for the sun
fan

Saturday, 5 February 2011

chasm

chasm
gaping space
impossible to cross
a leap of faith
hope

my

my
my man
works so hard
a dream comes true
home

Friday, 4 February 2011

wind

wind
earth's breath
knocking down trees
scouring clean the streets
blown

Thursday, 3 February 2011

boredom

boredom
much missed
these past days
wonder what it felt
like

nothing

nothing
empty day
just drifting about
chilling and enjoying it
peace

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

relax

relax
no work
time for leisure
or do it yourself
typical!

medication

medication
still ill
but getting better
by the passing second
nice

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

hamster

hamster
called Harry
makes us laugh
a ball of fur
cute

nose

nose
I want
a new nose
as soon as possible
please