(190) I Remain Frozen in Time: Version I

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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.

(190)  I Remain Frozen in Time:  Version I

I have been in isolation

For so long my adoration.

Long before the new plaque claimed lives.

I work, study, archive, survive

Strong enough for the next vaccine

To cure my lonesome heartache scene.

I am disease without your love!

I cannot survive abreast of

Another shut down and you gone.

Nowhere to be found! Barren drawn

The worshipped umbilical braun

To his knees, edematous brew!

Tender and discolor for you.

My hairs change to a marble gray.

My missing tears frozen in place.

My blister lips wait for desire.

How can you be so cruel conspire?

With someone else to crown fire

My very existence!  Chaffed hands.

Mine will be yours, window five stand.


12/22/20 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: December 23, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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