This is the second 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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1. Add “ninefold” as a tag.
2. Link back to the challenge
3. I’ll link you in next week’s challenge.
Here I am awake yet still weary
Muscles weak with growing lethargy
I suffer through the melancholy
Old interests fade from my mind’s eye
Depressed I lay and express a sigh
I linger in the languor of “Why?”
Drowned in the torment of my torpor
Expand awareness of my ardour
And reach through the deep my passions stir