(198) Paralipsis

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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.

(198) Paralipsis

How long will it take for what

You owe me, that immeasurable

Amount to win the lore oh crown

Lumpsum of twenty million pounds!

Send me to retirement hill.

I will spend those days on fair thrills.


How much longer must I wait for

The payout to settle a score?

For the love of God, when are you

Planning to do the right thing through

To make the world a better place

With honor, integrity, grace

And virtue to lure families

In believing you are truly….


1/9/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 10, 2021

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