A-Z of elfjes

After my elfje ‘Being referred to…’ was posted elsewhere, it was suggested that a dictionary of elfjes would be quite a fun challenge. For the next three hours we were hooked…

Aardvark
or anteater.
Burrowing nocturnal mammal.
Relative of elephant shrews.
African
© Vincent Valvona

Bee
humming loudly
gathering the nectar
then flying home quickly
HONEY
© Evi Schumacher (http://savoringbeautydaily.blogspot.com/)

Cosy
Comfortable feeling
safe and secure
bringing back memories of
childhood
© Vincent Valvona

Delicious
silky smooth
perfect dark orb
melting on my tongue
Lindor
© Evi Schumacher

Earth –
water-laden orb,
third from Sun
with single rocky satellite
Moon
© Helen Merritt

Feeble
poor attempt;
of low strength;
ageing or very infirm
Weak
© Vincent Valvona

Generous
of spirit
or in kind.
Better to give than
receive.
© Helen Merritt

Genuine,
at last,
opening his heart,
showing shy his feelings,
bravery…
© Catherine Van Vliet-Saivres

Heart
cracks open
letting feelings enter
hoping for gentle care
Love
© Evi Schumacher

Humour
fun, wit.
Of good humour
in a pleasant disposition
Mirth
© Vincent Valvona

Intellect
takes over
ideas spill forth
creative juices onto page
Poetry
© Evi Schumacher

Igloo
Inuit shelter
made from ice
carved into rectangular blocks.
Home
© Vincent Valvona

Jelly –
wibbly wobbly
ice cream partner
or a trifling filling…
Party!
© Helen Merritt

(apologies to Evi – a bit along the same lines)
Kindred
creative spirits.
Sharing poetic thoughts,
ideas sparking from others –
community
© Helen Merritt

Lovely
how words
fall into place
binding us all together
Poets
© Evi Schumacher

Money,
the root
Of all evil –
unless you win the
Lottery…?
© Helen Merritt

Masquerade
an act
of being another
Hiding ones true self
pretence
© Vincent Valvona

Marvellous
it is
sharing small stones
all over the world,
unity!
© Catherine Van Vliet-Saivres

Money
cannot buy
happiness of course
but security is important
Safety
© Evi Schumacher

Nanotechnology
microscopic machines
The worlds future?
Or maybe its doom
Uncertainty
© Vincent Valvona

Narcissist
too busy
admiring the self
not able to see
OTHERS
© Evi Schumacher

Oreos
Perfectly circular
crisp chocolate heaven…
especially for deprived dogs.
Torture

© Helen Merritt

Ovation
everyone stands
applauding the band
the music still humming
INTERNALLY
© Evi Schumacher

Perfect
without blemish
flawless or intact
cannot be improved on
Divine
© Vincent Valvona

Perfection
much sought
but rarely found
life is all about
REALITY
© Evi Schumacher

Quixotic
Impossibly idealistic
Setting the bar
Too high to be
realistic
© Helen Merritt

Quintessence
the purest
particle is condensed
such joy is found
NIRVANA
© Evi Schumacher

Quasar
huge star
emitting massive energy
its centre a black hole
humbling
© Vincent Valvona

Realization
that life
at best is
imperfect yet still wonderful
MATURITY
© Evi Schumacher

Rare
unusually precious
not seen often
but when it is
cherished
© Helen Merritt

Simplicity
often overlooked
yet such joy
allowing mindfulness to flourish
PEACE
© Evi Schumacher

Salsa
latin dance
rhythmic and flowing
partners entwined, moving together
sensual
© Vincent Valvona

Talent
long buried
but when found
such richness flows forth
WRITING
© Evi Schumacher

Tangled,
wondrously web-like
not necessarily deceitful…
yet can be complicated.
Caught.
© Helen Merritt

Tiptoe
move carefully
manoeuvre around delicately
try not to disturb
sneek
© Vincent Valvona

Unique
something special
not often found
yet such a treasure
ART
© Evi Schumacher

Unravel
open up
discover the plot
to come completely undone
solve
© Vincent Valvona

Vincent –
master painter
of thickly encrusted
paintings and eleven word
elfjes
© Helen Merritt

Veneer
often used
to hide imperfection
or protect fragile spirit
SHELL
© Evi Schumacher

Water
life’s fluid
so very important
in our daily lives
NECESSITY
© Evi Schumacher

Walls
have ears
so they say –
but can they hear us…?
Chatroom.
© Helen Merritt

Xylophone
can be
a joy or painful
depending on the artist
MUSIC
© Evi Schumacher

X
Marks the
Spot where treasure
And hype mingle. Too
Bad.
© Helen Merritt

Yellow
uplifting color
brings deepest joy
lightens a dark mood
SUNLIGHT
© Evi Schumacher

Yearn
Long for
wish for something
a deep seated wish
pine
© Vincent Valvona

Zebra
striped one
running in herds
covering mile after mile
WATERHOLE
© Evi Schumacher

zygote
primal cell
made from two
the beginning of life
creation
© Vincent Valvona

Zee –
strange magician.
Used to work
at Sandown Pavilion together.
Stagestruck!
© Helen Merritt

zz Top
bearded guitarists
Texan blues band
Tribute band was good
Yesterday
© Vincent Valvona

For more of Evi’s amazing writing and her beautiful photos see: http://savoringbeautydaily.blogspot.com/

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine van Vliet-Saivres
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:54:50

    Well done Helen Jane, this collection of Elfjes is truly awesome.

    Reply

  2. Catherine van Vliet-Saivres
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:56:43

    Well done to Evi and Vincent as well… It was so amazing to see the Elfjes being created one by one, from A to Z. Thank you all.

    Reply

  3. Evi Schumacher
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 14:46:36

    Thank you so much for adding our Elfje race to your lovely blog, Helen. It was a pleasure and a joy to take part of this.

    Reply

  4. Vincent Valvona
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 17:54:16

    Thanks for doing a grand job of editing all that, Helen – as well as to your significant input to the Elfje ‘dictionary’

    Reply

  5. Helen Jane Merritt...Musings from a Random Mind
    Jul 21, 2013 @ 22:41:57

    It was definitely a team effort and great fun (as well as a bit taxing at times to get something written straight away!)

    Reply

  6. alyson hurst
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 23:37:28

    fantastic, am sorry i missed taking part

    Reply

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