(232) One Night Understand

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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.

(232)  One Night Understand

During the cold heart of winter,

I felt the jab of a splinter.

The more I walk, the more it hurts.

I can’t find it anywhere!  Curse

It’s hiding in my plantar foot.

A girl approach wearing a hood.

She points to her cottage uphill.

My foot stop hurting.  Time kills.

Numbs the pain as hyme daffodil.

The bed and draft screech from the chill.

I wake up the next morning

To find I must be dreaming.

No sincere maiden to be found.

I came back searching with my hound.

Alas, dark love of the night has

Not return.She played me too fast.

Churned months go by, I stop drinking.

Sober myself and start running.

One fine day, I attend a play.

There she appears on stage ballet.


2/12/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du 

Submitted: February 13, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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