(149) The Dispossessed Man

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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.

(149)  The Dispossessed Man

I write a spell on wings of dove

To ensorcell my one true love.

Cry me a stream on the dock side.

Try to hide my feelings, but why?

Exequies for losing you than

Exsanguine for having moved on.

Younglove falls like Autumn leaves grief.

Climb you the high hill chills perceive.

Think of the world of make believe.

Does true love batter preconceive?

My body futz around the straws.

You are nowhere to be found squaw.

This home now bills an empty nest.

These phantom wings Tao shell inquest.

My wife is not a prostitute!

You eat lead and my desuetude! 


11/11/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 12, 2020

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