Poetry Challenge 2017 #5 – Ninefold Style

This is the fifth 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.


The power manifests within you
Healing wounds as does a placebo
The stem to your blossoming future

The future can always be brighter
As we drive towards positive outcome
Chancing upon bursts of real insight

Euphoria comes at fruition
Restoring a battered leap of faith
Redemption within eternal Will

Last Week’s Entries

Louisa Shorney – A Reluctant Muse 
S Francis – Barefoot Memories 
Kiwinana – Unusual Scent 


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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8 Responses to Poetry Challenge 2017 #5 – Ninefold Style

  1. elpitchford says:

    Are you familiar with the OuLiPo school of poetry? OuLiPo is a quasi-acronym of the French “Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle” or “Workshop of Potential Literature”. They work with all kinds of self-imposed constraints in poetry. I see a lot of constraint in your Ninefold style and I figured you would like some of the OuLiPo forms.

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  2. ajaykohli says:

    I don’t follow any such restrictions while writing ,but going by your poem ,I agree power lies inside us


  3. S Francis says:

    Reblogged this on sailorpoet and commented:
    Wonderful news, barefoot memories posted on ninefold website!

    Liked by 1 person

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