(164) My View in Serving

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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.

(164) My View in Serving

I don’t see myself as a made

Frenchman, perfect in every way.

I view myself as

A public servant

Serving the community

With a diverse population.

I love to try new cuisine!

From sharing a meal with

Nigerian doctors at an

Ethiopian restaurant

To Creole pasta with Jewish

Film students to street fish tacos

With Mexican accountants to

Sushi in Berlin with strangers.

Completely gastronomical!

I try to find the goodness in

People and culture because life

Should be joyful and rewarding.

People hate people out of fear.

Try a new dish to bring us near.


11/26/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: November 27, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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