Poetry Challenge #6 – Ninefold Style

This is week six of the challenge! The following poem is a “ninefold poem.” This is a new style of poem that is defined by having three stanzas each with three lines and nine syllables. The first stanza must represent the aspect of body; it can be visceral and evoke the five senses. The second stanza must represent the aspect of mind; it can be about thoughts and perceptions. The final stanza must represent the aspect of spirit;it should evoke emotion or some concept of the supernatural realm.

Please follow these additional brief rules:
1. Add “ninefold” as a tag.
2. Link back to the challenge
3. I’ll link you in next week’s challenge.

My entry this week:


Slovenly sitting alone at home
Furrowed frown and solitary tears
Disheveled dress betrays the sad man

Thoughts linger on pervasive self-talk
Ruminating and now spiraling
A sense of incoming dread exists

Yet when all the trials are overcome
And my spirit has not come undone
I will rise again and be reborn

Last week’s entries:

Kittie Phoenix – Loser

Kittie Phoenix – The Disconnect



About ninefolddragon

I am a self-proclaimed writer, spiritualist, and warrior. My primary writings are poetry and essays that evoke elemental visualization and are written in honor of the sacred feminine.
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17 Responses to Poetry Challenge #6 – Ninefold Style

  1. Manan Unleashed says:

    I took up this challenge and I wrote a poem. But i couldn’t figure out how to link it back to my blog and all the works. So I just tagged you on it.

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  2. Manan Unleashed says:

    That was almost 2 weeks back, by the way 🙂

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  3. krysiakorsak says:

    Masterly written and the 3 distinctions work so well. Thoughtful… 🙂

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  4. This is so true! It’s great to embrace the “suck” of depression, knowing that we each have the potential to rise back up again! A spring board it can be to higher levels of living. Beautifully expressed!

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  6. So, if it’s ninfold poetry, is the challenge running for nine weeks? 😉

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  7. Ninefold, not ninfold… ugh

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