(216) In These Hills of Wolves

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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.

(216) In These Hills of Wolves

I climb alone up to my drone

To adjust my attitude shown.

The panoramic view lens me

In glorious fresh powder deeds.

Up it flows in the thin crisp air.

Yup!  Here I go nose dive to where

No tracks have paved these hills.  Beware!

Those howlings are not from despair.

Fear has kept me alive this long.

My dream of flight will rush airborne!

Living in the present moment,

With my heart thumping encroachment,

I snowboard pass the hungry wolves.

The pack give chase until I stop

Believing in myself from flight

To skid marks snarl the alpha bite.

They surround me from all reasons,

High treason to take flightless gone!

To annul a legion of dogs

Who disobey when whiteout fog.

 

1/27/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du


Submitted: January 28, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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