(11) The Bagged Lady

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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.

(11) The Bagged Lady

Fairly pale and clean as can see,

Sigh for tour eyes or self-pity?

The bagged lady, as most locals

Will describe her, carries no totes

Or purse.  Tie to her body wags

20 to 30 shopping bags!

Many contain her possession

Of odds & ends, her obsession.

The burden never leaves her side.

Surprised!  No taker for a bride.

One day, while waiting at a street

Corner lady decides to greet

Me.  She said something that I could

Not reply to, but understood.

Perhaps we share the same dead weight

Or mine soar higher than the waist.

As we each carry our own load,

We’ve parted on different road.

 

6/24/20 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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