Poetry Challenge 2017 #3 – Ninefold Style

This is the third 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.

Self Seen

The mirror to me seems to be cracked
Every flaw and blemish revealed
Yet this is not my beauty defined

Thoughts eternally seem all too dark
As I drift into melancholy
Yet this is not the truth of my mind

With courage I will journey forward
Through gratitude I will find my grace
Accepting divinity within

Previous Entries From Other Authors

Louisa Shorney Soul Mate
Louisa Shorney A Time Once Past [Apologies for the late recognition]
Just Empty Shoes A Dream In Green [Apologies for the late recognition]


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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4 Responses to Poetry Challenge 2017 #3 – Ninefold Style

  1. Wow, I love this form you’ve created, and this poem is a perfect example! Wonderful idea. I may well have a go … 🙂 Thanks for sharing, blessings – Harula xxx

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  2. Pingback: A Wake Up – The Word Bird

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