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:
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: