(123) The Underground Dance Chore

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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.

(123) The Underground Dance Chore

A coastal town on the edge of

Paradise sailing hydrofoil

In the SF Bay, fishing boats

Moonbroch waves spoondrift on reproach.

We waded, struggling in spume land

While the flying seals anchor sand.

The effervescent fish sauce stench

Brew in brine delicatessen.

Wager on a deck of card games

To determine who will pay for,

Play forester on neon shore. 

To the underground dance party.

And there she is, my one true love!

Awe specs in fishnet, a fine catch!

A mackerel attraction on

The B-track harpoon monte boom!

Eh zoom on the rogue clown pronounce!

Zip it flies!  Zap it esquire!

Say it hitz!  What’s louder than love? 

Stay with me!  Shop jinx for lux luv!


10/15/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: October 15, 2020

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