Poetry Challenge 2017 #6 – Ninefold Style

This is the sixth week of the challenge in the year 2017! The following poem is a “ninefold poem.” This is a 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.

Healing Hands

Her hands massaged oils into my back
Pulling out pain with every touch
The warmth of which provided comfort

My thoughts lingered on deserving her
Yet the song of her voice soothed and quelled
And I began to understand peace

My heart secretly soared above us
Knowing our love was nurtured deeply
An answer to each other’s prayers

Last Week’s Entries

Aurora Phoenix  – Woman Defiled
Aurora Phoenix – Shell of Herself


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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6 Responses to Poetry Challenge 2017 #6 – Ninefold Style

  1. frankhubeny says:

    Interesting challenge. I like the content constraints: body, mind and spirit.

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    • I was just mentioning to my girlfriend this morning how, even though I created the form, I am only now learning to groove into it. It’s quite a challenge and definitely flexes the poetic muscle.


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