(158) Asunder Speak of Love Unwell

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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.

(158)  Asunder Speak of Love Unwell

I am in the company of

A quaintrelle who loves to speak of

A dizzying farewell instead

We got limerence on bedspread

Spending each day chewing words shred

Defending the brain teasers read

Reiterating our notion

To finally encage motions

Of burning desire, we got

Engage and move into a not

So nice studio apartment

Until covid laid us often

And we could not pay rent again

Living in basement with known rants

Until the landlord cul-de-sac

Us together in the same track

We follow it to a small town

Where people did not put us down

Providing us pay, place to stay

Till we’re human against odds weigh


11/20/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 21, 2020

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