An Elfchen or Little 11 poem is one that consists of five lines and 11 words. It is a German form of poetry with the following structure:
First line: 1 word; A thought, an object, a colour, a smell or the like Second line: 2 words; What does the word from the first row do? Third line: 3 words; Where or how is the word of row 1? Fourth line: 4 words; What do you mean? Fifth Line: 1 word; Conclusion: What results from all this? What is the outcome?