(199) The Same Birds Pattern

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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.

(199)  The Same Birds Pattern

Glide movements over yonder trees.

High encampments nestle mild breeze.

The layer air current lift up.

Hovering through clouds, they give up.

Ornithologist bird’s eye view.

The prodigals head south to hills.

Cassowary leaps in frightful,

Dastardly claws to evade corps.

The Harpy Eagle watches from

Above panoramic feedom

To do what it wants to do well.

Zoo keep that hit one on the bell.

An aerial dance in feathers.

A man will understand tether.

Oppression to a bird sore spot.

Omission to extinct the lot.

Today, my wakeup call sound new.

Broadway drives my coffee to you.


1/10/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 11, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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