(201) Dustceawung

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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.

(201)  Dustceawung

Once again, I return to dust

Off the earaches from another

Scolding made me sad and depress.

From brash hand rise another chess

Piece to take my place in the game.

Often pawn life, we lever shame

To move lesser or greater feed,

To live without regrets, so pleased.

For our agreed plan to motion,

We must fire the locomotion.

Get the engine red hot steaming!

Pay them enough for a living,

Not more, not less, or they’ll revolt.

Offer them the choice to devote

Their own freedom of expression

To fight, to make love, to question 

The very existence of life

Itself had die being fulfilled,

A buccaneer enough in work.

A grand who grows through toil.  It hurts.


1/12/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 13, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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