Double Ennead Challenge – When the Night Disappears

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The songbird croons and hums

expressing an ache

for the waning night from the depth of her soul

as she glides to the hole

at the break of dawn.


The rose shrinks its petals

and clings close to leaves

holding on to the last traces of the night.

blushing at dawn’s bright light,

dew oozing to stem.


The boy pretends and squints,

hiding in his quilt,

eventually, he picks up his school bag

and adjusts his class tag,

walks the sunny path.

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. This month’s theme is to write a double ennead based on a magical experience. You may choose the end rhyme scheme you want. Thank you, Colleen, for this opportunity.

13 thoughts on “Double Ennead Challenge – When the Night Disappears

  1. What an interesting poetry type and an interesting poem.
    I searched more about the ennead and saved. Maybe get around to trying it ….. as soon as I try the other 20 or so types I intend to try. 🙂

    • Do please try it, Ladysighs. It is an interesting and fun experience. Do click on Colleen’s link and read her ennead, if possible. Her spring poem is beautiful. Thank you for reading and commenting:))

  2. What a beautiful double ennead poem. I think you captured the magic of the day as it turns from the night. This is a fun form. The three stanzas leave nice pacing to the rhythm of your words. I’m glad you jumped into this challenge. ❤

    • Thank you so much, Nancy. I am not sure if the rhyming looks forced, otherwise I enjoyed writing it. Yes, it is a little difficult sticking to the syllables. Thank you for reading:)

  3. Pingback: Saddle Up Saloon Double Ennead Challenge No. 3, Recap | Colleen M. Chesebro

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