(263) The King of Sweden

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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.

(263)  The King of Sweden

I’m King of Sweden!  You may rise.

Dynamite is the reason why

The Nobel Peace Prize can afford

To foster world peace in accord,

For scientific advancements,

And literary achievements.

I am “for Sweden – with the times.”

We are egalitarian

Democracies with monarchy.

All humans are equal in worth

With moral status in Sweden. 

Time immemorial kingdom.

Royal Bernadottes are into

Fitness and banking, youth scouts too

The fine arts including all things

Label ‘Royal Colloqium.’

I am merely a head of state.

Political power partake?

Should your dear head explode or roll,

Parliaments will have no knowledge.


3/15/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 16, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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