(133) Before Halloween Eve Repo

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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.

(133)  Before Halloween Eve Repo

Tonight my bloody Valentine,

I will bring you the palatine

Head of Anzu! No prisoners.

I will reclaim as menacer

And summon the vengeful Alû!

To the underworld, I withdrew.

It pains – hellfire on earth – to see

You staring listless!  What corpse feed?

At the dinner table, we break

What we need and then drift to quake.

I am very near dear spirit!

Your soul glows with Alû vestige.

Why did Anzu zombify you

Is beyond comprehension vieux!

I must find you befall halo!

Before Halloween Eve repo!  

Anzu cannot stand between us! 

Are you near my prenuncious bust?

There can only be one lion

To carry you home in eon!


10/25/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: October 26, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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