(214) Weather to Shelter in Place

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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.

(214)  Weather to Shelter in Place

I fought under the snowman snow.

Such penetrating blizzard blows

From head to toes, it blindingly

Furrows the ominous sky scree.

Pounding like crystalline pebbles,

Punishing my icicle brows.

Talcum white powder softly air

In picturesque fairyland square.

The insidious flakes getting

Clever and heavier, drooping

The alpine limbs into ice search

Submission!  Like passive glacier

Constantly moving under its

Own heavy weight ablates notice.

Minor shifting catastrophe

Into tidal waves tsunami.

One can only hypothesize

Whether melts will change the seaside.

Unsure of such crevasse terrain,

I will shelter in one domain.


1/25/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 26, 2021

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