(185) High Time at a Pub

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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.

(185)  High Time at a Pub

Degust a local brewery

With me, a deedy brother lead

His brothers to a noble cause.

For a food drive without applause.

To raise funds for homeless shelter.

Build courage through helter skelter.

A drop of beer says you buy cheer!

Can an ape and a man drink beer

Together yes! Teach ape to brew?

No!  Never in a million year!

You understand that ape and man

Evolve together once inland.

Man did not lock apes in cages

For fun throughout the ages

Nor for their manhunt pleasure.

Let’s drink a toast to whether

Or not this new claim will tether

Primates’ 99% share

In DNA, that 1%

Evolve man to drink up ferment.


12/17/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du 

Submitted: December 18, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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