(171) The Holiday Follies

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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.

(171)  The Holiday Follies

I want to know what love is like

When our heart join hands for a hike.

I want to know what exhaustion

Smell like when our bare sweats end run.

When the clock strikes three and you’re not

With me not, wilt eyes sleep or trot?

Will you be mine on Christmas tine?

When crisp air smelt the sweet divine.

When angels’ out to shop and play,

Will you ignore my plea all day?

Victoria has a secret.

A girl enclave adorns misfit.

Mallrats have a tall tale mission,

To share what doesn’t quite function.

I want to feel safe again night,

With friends & family alright. 

Spreading holiday joys oh boy!

Have I a collection of toys!

With neighbor children fast asleep,

I will be moving you so deep.


12/3/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: December 04, 2020

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