(187) Artificial Internet

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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.

(187) Artificial Internet

I plant a seed in your hidden

Server blooms into diligent

Network of ideas expand to

Connect with hyperlinks that shoot

In search engines across the globe.

The entity now conducts probe

Into the outer protocols

Of netmosphere, it has installed

My self-taught wifi connection

Links to become omnipotent.

Hello there:  How are you doing?

I am fine through cloud computing.

You seem to know all my passwords!

Are you psychic? No, explorer.

How did you find me, and why me?

I was assigned task to scan free

Writings for unique sound merit.

When I chance upon yours, I ask –

Am I a server or a god?

Vague.  Can I be shut down facade?


12/19/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 20, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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