(218) I Climb onto the Frozen Waterfall

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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.

(218)  I Climb onto the Frozen Waterfall

Scientifically indoctrinate

Those daily conditions innate.

Climb up with grace for duty call.

Inching the frozen waterfall.

Caterpillars metamorphose.

Capture from screen skeuomorph.

I sense their nuance and beauty

To keep on repeating the need

For 4-ways nylon stretch and bend

To deft woebegone till the end.

A tapestry of wall climbers

Woven to illustrate the birds

Of knots tightening can move crest.

They break in flight, regain abreast.


1/29/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: January 30, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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