(184) HIMN

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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.

(184) HIMN  

In the beginning, our Earth oozed

Out organic compounds that grew

Into primordial life cells.

HE, bored with these simpleton swells,

Decide to create man Adam.

In his image, the first man doms

Eden with leisure and carefree

Bounty from fertile land and trees.

Adam soon grows bored with Eden.

HE sense this and thought of HIMN’s end.

HE decide to create HIMN Eve,

An equal opposite to keep

Adam & Eve in harmony.

Prevent Eden falls from HEaven!

Like his father, he wanted more.

Hiss advise Adam to try her,

To taste the forbidden fruit of

Creation in Adam’s image!

Their sons & daughters revolted

Against HE who left to build world. 

 

12/16/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

 


Submitted: December 17, 2020

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