(150) Myriad Colors

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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.

(150) Myriad Colors

The tranquility of Autumn

Bedazzle by the fiery reds  

Of rustling candy apples,

Raspberry, chili and barn reds.

Dynamism woo thoroughbreds.

There’s a cudbear sweater line dry

Bringing attention to violets

Blooming underneath the yellow

Squash – orange citrus maple tree.

Its blacken trunk stakes inertia

To more negative dealt with crimes

Of the world, the higher you climb

The more colorful views thus fall?

Gravity on brevity tour.

Walk rinse in absence of color,

Flurrying pedals debasement,

Pigeon blue on cornflowers,

Crisp weather lifting your spirit

Higher mighty colors foliage

The land in radiance and hope!


11/12/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 13, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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