(10) The Boy with a Three-Legged Dog

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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.

(10) The Boy with a Three-Legged Dog

During my daily walk,

I stop wanting to talk,

Admiring a boy & his dog.

How he’s able to roam and log

Freely those extra miles while lean

Eye keep to a daily routine.

Until his dog hops on three legs

With his entire life pully on pegs!

Not knowing his state of mind, I

Dare not approach to nomad why?

Living on reefs and yelp,

Has he orphaned self?

Why doesn’t he ask for help?

Low key to develop…

I move in for a closer look

With roadside wrinkles and scrapbook,

He shakes his head in defiance.

His cut jeans show self-reliance.

His baseball cap hides a blotched face.

The boy hauling barks now has aged.

 

6/23/20 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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