(208) We See Through the Pane

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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.

(208) We See Through the Pane

I see you

But I don’t understand why

I feel you

When you are not around

I need you

If just for a fleeting moment

I will eat you

If only the flesh can heal it

The vestigial tail 

If my mind fails membrane pound things

Mental drainage to suck the pain

From my chest ooze one life, one love 

You and I do not see the pane

Oh, it will shatter and splatter!

Cut so deep into our backgrounds

Of penultimate cradling crowns!


1/19/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 20, 2021

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