A very German poetry form is today’s challenge. Have fun 🙂 :
that were brilliant tanka, that came out of your blue quills! thank you for engaging with it, experimenting, examining, reading, versing. tomorrow (@FrauPaulchen wrote her post yesterday) there if more of the form trilogy. by the way we have arrived in the last third of the poetry month. the countdown has started. incredible how time flies…great, that you are still taking part and write, hand in later, read!
the #frapalymo prompt no 22 is: “write a red elevenie“. an elevenie is a simple creature (the German expression for “elevenie” also is the diminuite form of a fairy) and can hardly be understood as a poetic form. it is rather an arrangement of eleven words. even though it is rather simple it can be very charming, that is why I like to use it here. everything else about the “elevenie” you can find out on Wikipedia. and for not only having the form there is also the colour which means we have a “red elevenie”. what is read and inspires you to eleven words? we will know tomorrow.
…and the small print: please let me know via email or twitter if you take part. then I can post the link to your blog/poem on Twitter. or post the link in the comments under the daily prompt post on my blog. the hashtag for Twitter is #frapalymo, and I am @FrauPaulchen.”
Of course, my fellow English speaking poets and poetesses rather let me @Morgaine620 know or post the link here in the comments.
You can find the original German post here.
This time I am happy to find out that Kiwinana is taking part in English #frapalymo. You can find her poems here:
Suggestions for taking part in English #frapalymo
- read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
2. write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!