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looks down
from the sky
as if a father

looks up
from down below
as if in awe

Copyright © 2023 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was written in response to David’s W3 Prompt #54: Wea’ve Written Weekly on The Skeptic’s Kaddish. Please visit his page to read other responses. The prompt was provided by Sadje. Here prompt guidelines:

  • Write an ‘elfchen’ poem;
  • Extra challenge: write a second elfchen poem, which opposes the first one.

Elfchen poetic form

An elevenie (German: elfchen) is a short poem with a given pattern. It contains eleven words which are arranged in a specified order over five rows. Each row has a requirement that can vary.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

14 thoughts on “Sun/Son

  1. I left a comment on your page but I don’t know if you’ll see it or it’s swallowed by WP. A very good topic for you poems. The contrast between son and sun so well highlighted

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