Poetry Challenge Week #8 – Ninefold Style

This is week seven 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:

Yoga

A body stiff with rigor mortis
Bent in the most unnatural ways
Freeing the limbs to newfound movement

A mind misunderstanding the pose
Struggling to see fluidity
Letting go at last after a time

A spirit hurt by pride and ego
Breathing with and through the discomfort
Finding peace at last posing as corpse
Last week’s entries:
Annie

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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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2 Responses to Poetry Challenge Week #8 – Ninefold Style

  1. Pingback: Precious, A Nine-Fold Challenge Response for Week 8 | Kittie Phoenix Living Romans 08

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