elements (a poem)

Gifts life
In a universe
Where miracles are reality.

Sweetens lungs
To enrich blood
That flows within us.

Burns hearts
Beating in chests
With a scarlet desire.

Cleanses souls
Drowning in sin
Praying to begin again.


Thank you to The Reluctant Poet (please check out his website here) for introducing me to this style of poetry, elfchen (also known as elevenie). Sweet and simple elfchens implement the following word formula:

2, 3
4, 5, 6
7, 8, 9, 10

When I sat down to try my hand at elfchens, I immediately thought of the classical elements of ancient Greece (Earth, Air, Fire, Water). These are the four major components of nature that mean the most to me, and it felt natural to write about the elements in this style of poetry.

We are indebted to the world we live in, and if you’re like me, you probably take this for granted more often than not. There are days when the stresses of normal life seem so great that we forget how cosmically lucky we are to be walking around on a giant space rock like Earth. Just thinking of the probabilities of human life on this planet is enough to send my mind into a swirl!

No poem does our planet justice, but this is my little way of saying thank you to Earth. This world we have is God-given, a holy place for the billions of people who have been born here. While things may not seem fair at times, there is still an infinite amount of gratitude we should have toward our home. Maybe I am idealistic, but I believe that there is no other place in the universe like Earth!

Thanks again to The Reluctant Poet for suggesting this to me. This has honestly been my favorite poem to write. ❀

Thank you guys for reading, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Until next time,


Near Ventura, California // April 2019

30 thoughts on “elements (a poem)”

  1. The four elements that might embrace the four directions in a search for discovery. I wonder do you ever feel that there is so much to embrace that our arms are not long enough, our eyes do not see over horizons, our ears cannot hear the notes other animals hear and the music they have is a different melody, and that in touching we always want more. I enjoy your explanatory notes πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Your observations are beautiful. There is so much to this world that we cannot see, hear, or experienceβ€”but that should not mean we do not seek out what there is still left to uncover. This comment has made me think hard on what there is out there. Thank you for that, David!! πŸ’•πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’œ

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      1. Oh My, Yes!! You made this Little Ol’ Poets month!! I’m so honored and happy! For the shoutout and that you are enjoying Elfchens!! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! You are too kind to me, Dear Katie!

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