(195) Standing at the Edge of the Milky Way Galaxy

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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.

(195)  Standing at the Edge of the Milky Way Galaxy

What if I have travel beyond

The space and time continuum,

Near the edge of our galaxy,

Breaking the light speed barrier

To travel where no man has gone

Before life begin to exit

And I fly among the old gods!

People that I have ever known

Assume that I am dead or thrown

Forever in the infinite

Universe I claim to be mine.

Newfoundland on outer planets

From here to eternity, I

Return to Earth in the new year.

Every second century, I

Age for more centuries to come!

I ache for the millennium

To end in pandemonium.

Foretell what I see in flash lights,

Hearken my vision of dreamt flights.


1/6/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 07, 2021

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