(1) The Dead Cannot Die Again

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Journal 48
A Collection of New Alliterative Verse
by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

“My reflection upon the current climate which send heat waves simmering throughout time.”

New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me:
1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less
2. Each line contained no more than eight syllables
3. Each line has alliteration of either consonant or vowel
4. The alliteration must be tied to the next line (hence couplet)
5. Rhymed or unrhymed


Alliterative Verse as a form was adopted by me from the skalds of Norway. Skalds were the Viking's poet-musicians and their poetic form began somewhere in the 9th Century. The original form(s) with many however remain unstructured and often confusing /or ambiguous.

(1) The Dead Cannot Die Again

All my friends have left me. They have

Left me to die against old graves.

Dumpster alley risen, I pump

Fist to the sky! I fell coal sump.

Bold lives matter because it’s us.

To rob a bus, create a fuzz.

The smash in dead skull cannot tell

If you’re black or white, yellow to hell,

Red face in anger or blue

Beyond a batch of color cue.

Why did coronavirus plaque

The Earth in isolation, crack

Minds and theft the weak of soul?

You’ve never been there for me bro!

You better keep your mouth shut!

Or you can kiss goodbye…you bust!

 

6/14/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

 

New Alliterative Verse has five set parameters defined by me:
1. A couplet line poem with 20 lines or less
2. Each line contained no more than eight syllables
3. Each line has alliteration of either consonant or vowel
4. The alliteration must be tied to the next line (hence couplet)

5. Rhymed or unrhymed

 

Adopted from the skalds of Norway. Skalds were the Viking's poet-musicians

and their poetic form began somewhere in the 9th Century.


Submitted: June 29, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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