And here’s the second contest in the 2020 Carrot Ranch Rodeo. If you like a challenge – particulalry of the poetic form – then this one’s for you! Rustle on over to Colleen’s blog for all the details.

Word Craft Poetry

Welcome to the Carrot Ranch Rodeo! This challenge is sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community at and run by lead Buckaroo, Charli Mills.

Almost everyone knows my love for syllabic poetry; especially haiku, tanka, cinquain, and more. Woo HOO! I’ve got something special wrangled up for this challenge!

For this year’s rodeo, I’ve created a special 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. Now, the ranch has its own syllabic poetry form written in 99 syllables!

The Double Ennead comprises 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 Carrot Ranch Double Ennead

Carrot Ranch Rodeo is calling all poets round up all the word players, now's the time to ride let's wrangle syllables and build…

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  1. Jacqui Murray

    I love word puzzles like that–following a trail of clues to understand what the title mean. Very cool.

    BTW, thanks for commenting on my Ask a Tech Teacher blog. For some reason, comments don’t show up there. I have a wonderful tech guy who solves problems for me but I haven’t asked him what’s going on yet (and it’s been over a year since it broke; probably a plug-in of some sort). Since I rarely open comments–and that, usually by mistake–I have been ignoring it. But, didn’t want to ignore you!

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    1. Norah Post author

      I love word puzzles too, and this one is quite intricate.
      I know you’re not keen on comments. I don’t mind being ignored there – we have enjoyable conversations elsewhere. 🙂



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