(12) The Bull

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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.

(12) The Bull

Standing 6ft tall with massive

300lbs torque impassive

To pedestrians and cyclists,

So do not be on his wish list!

The curly mane bull takes order

From nobody, he climbs to the

Top of the hill pulling axles!

There he plots on the lawn, cradle

As he puffs rings of smoke all day

Long to oncoming traffic way.

For ten years, I’ve seen him about

Missing in action or timeout?

He doesn’t say, but seem assure

When pointing direction, he’s tool.

Why then doesn’t the church hire him

To do yard work, help with the gym

Or reform this fearsome looking

Vagabond into worshiping…

Because nothing as dangerous

As a stray bull, God help us!

 

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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