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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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.


I have been killed so many times!

Die forge over again angst chimes!

Wichita my resurrection!

My derelict condemnation!

I have been away

Too long to remember the days

When we first met and fell in love.

Snowfall alarmed by mourning dove.

Alas I have to make a name

For myself so no one can shame

Us for making love shamelessly!

Does my drop the knees cry not plead? 

We have lived!  We have love! What more

Do you want from heed my accord?

No father can turn this bruised heart!

No mother taints your abstract art!

I implore you my love sick world!

Give me a chance to make you twirl! 

Spin your mine not so make believe

World that is real! Yours to retrieve.


11/23/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 24, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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