This is the first week of the challenge in the year 2017! The following poem is a “ninefold poem.” This is a new style of poem I created last year. It 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.
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My entry this week:
Cold North Winds
Sharp and frigid the zenith winds blow
Shiv’ring and numb against ice and snow
Frost clings to the beard in earthly woe
Memory flows to the distant past
and of Viking lands both wide and vast
and the shadow that Valhalla cast
For there I am hung up on the tree
Sacrificed for the Wisdom of Three
Arisen again for all to see