(2) I’m Afraid to Make Love to You

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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.

(2) I’m Afraid to Make Love to You

So I will stay six feet apart

From you welt need a sign to start.

I don’t want a disease label!

Stamped pneumonia transmissible?

Machine gun alley will love you

Like rabid hunger, ravish flu!

I’ve regained confidence to care

Staring pass racism, their funnel glares

Into dodging rubber bullets.

What’s that?  You really care for me?

Quarantine to bandage our bleeds?

I’ve watched over your end missteps.

Your sneaker digs deep borough schlep.

 

6/15/20 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

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