Poetry Challenge 2017 #2 – Ninefold Style

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.

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.


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


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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3 Responses to Poetry Challenge 2017 #2 – Ninefold Style

  1. Louisa Shorney says:

    Any particular subject theme for this week or just ninefold style?

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