(125) The Space Between Us

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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.


(125)  The Space Between Us

The space ______________ distance, comfort zone, armed

Between us _____________ cushion, love handles

Deterge ________________ hands, shower, party mouth

Deracinate ______________ uproot, bond, clip

Isolate __________________ online, movie, plant

Revenge ________________ report, owned, better taste

Labarum ________________ eagles, royal, coat

Mallam _________________ black, sportsman, rad, groover  

Hang in the balance _______ skinny, fat

Running on high __________ society, fans

Shelter in place ___________ make a wish, pissed

Swelter to face ___________ riots, limits

Make war & peace ________ bloc, caucus, gifts 

Share knowledge _________ grapevines, media 

Found a cure ____________ vaccines, dosage, wage

Remains toxic ____________ poison, gas mask 

Saving for family & friends!

______________ Spending to make up for lost time!

The age between us have found new

______________ Ways to cope with tragedy queue.


10/17/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: October 18, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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