(220) The Powderland Trek

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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.

(220)  The Powderland Trek

The peripatetic nature

Of trekkers moving in winter

Following the herd through forage

Stead for photogenic landscapes.

For acreage elevation gains

That fortify one’s journal strains

Into the winter wander fields

Of frosty snow glistening chills

Below zero polar face mask!

It’s bitingly iced-kiss cold dash

To find shelter, pine tree enclave

From hypothermic wind we brave.

We fight off the wilderness beasts

In us to walk the barren leash

Jingling, snowbound, with sparking white

Snow veins dilate through extreme might

To understand why we summit!

Only the bold hawk dive!  Witness! 

To adrenaline creation

Of fresh daily powder nation.


1/31/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: February 01, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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