Since we skipped last week’s challenge for the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge, we’ll combine two challenges this week!
You can choose the Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt provided by Trent McDonald, or you can choose the #SynonymsOnly challenge using the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis.
OR… You can do both! It’s up to you
You remember the Double Ennead was 99 syllables long, with three stanzas of 6/5/11/6/5 syllable count. The tricky part was choosing the five consecutive words from the poem, “The Springtime Plains,” by Charles Badger Clark, that had to be used in the following order in one of the stanzas:
The first poem is from Jules:
"Professional Courtesy Implied" (*five consecutive words “Watching me pass with impish” 1st Stanza) Watching the world go by alone tis just me Pass to the right or left at this forest fork just my lonesome self with Impish grin, I dance I stole a hot cross bun From the bakery Will the baker notice the shamrock I left? I think it was fair trade Breakfast for some luck If he would have some faith His luck might just turn Then perhaps his pastries wouldn’t scorch or burn Too much time complaining ‘Bout his early hours ©JP/dh
The next poem is from Padre:
"Dusty Wind" ‘is blown from the sky’ from “The Springtime Plains,” by Charles Badger Clark Is that the dusty wind that from West has blown? From places turbulent and forlorn it comes. My mood darkens as the sky is thus obscured. Dust, my dry nostrils fill. Sand gets in my eyes. So fine is the powder, that I cannot block its bite, no matter how I might dodge or try. Lord, let this wind die down. Let the sun return. I would rather sweat and have a sunburned face, than my mouth filled with sand. Lord, it’s in your hand. ©2020 Padre's Ramblings
I want to say a HUGE bravo, for Jules and Padre for attempting this new syllabic form. Well done, to both of you! Many thanks to everyone else who entered the Carrot Ranch Poetry Challenge.
On the Monday before the next challenge, I will pick a poem from this week’s challenge and share it on my blog. Whoever I pick will choose the photo for next month’s challenge! Email your selection to me at firstname.lastname@example.org a week before the challenge. Please include the photo credit and the link to the photographer. Thank you!
A simple yet powerful syllable counter for poems and text which will count the total number of syllables and number of syllable per line for poems like haikus, limericks, and more.
This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.
For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.
Follow the schedule listed below:
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If you add these hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on Twitter:
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