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The Results ARe IN For the Winner of the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge

Word Craft Poetry

For this year’s rodeo, I created a special poetry form called the Double Ennead. The word Ennead means nine, and a double nine is ninety-nine! Carrot Ranch is famous for 99-word flash fiction. Finally, the ranch has its own syllabic poetry form written in 99 syllables!

The Double Ennead comprised five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza) 3 STANZAS EACH = 99 SYLLABLES, NO MORE, NO LESS!

The twist in crafting the Double Ennead was that poets had to choose five consecutive words from the poem, “The Springtime Plains,” from Cowboy Poet, Charles Badger Clark, found at the link below:

The five words had to be reworked into one stanza following this word placement:

Line 1 starts with word 1

Line 2 ends with word 2

Line 3 starts with word 3

Line 4 ends with word 4

Line 5 starts with word 5

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  1. ellenbest24 says:

    Congratulations,the penmanship is awesome.

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  2. Norah says:

    Congratulations to the winner, Kerfe Roig for an outstanding double ennead; and to all who entered. It was a tough challenge.

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  3. Congratulations everyone, including the valiant judges!

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  4. Yay! Thanks so much for sharing, Charli. What a fabulous collection of poetry. Congratulations to Kerfe Roig, and for everyone who took part. ❤

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