(177) My Eastern Love Song

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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.

(177) My Eastern Love Song

She has gone, heading East back home

With a repressed child inward loan.

I feel so drain and sad. Once bleak,

Two lovebirds fly away to seek

Fame & fortune in goldrush land

Only to gamble away hands

On cards & dice, where is my queen

Of heart?  We work the table green.

Understanding love in pulse lights.

Demonstrate much through impulse nights.

You.  Me.  The herders of shelter

Hide in attic from everyone.

We build a dream in our head none

Until it finally slips ways.

What us have gone, move in dismay.

Tripping away in disarray.

I am sober fine snow blizzard.

Asking where have you gone rewards? 

If I to paint here power read,

Then will you still love me?  Confess!


12/9/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 10, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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