(265) How to Fight Writers Block

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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.

(265)  How to Fight Writers Block

I can’t hear a word that you say!

Have you decided to leave gray?

I don’t like pond scum anymore!

What do you mean?  I adore you!

Our koi pond bottom – scum and green.

So you want me to clean the pond?

You never listen to what I

Have to say to you!  Why is that?

Because you keep interjecting

Stuff!  Nonsense stuff that I don’t get.

Our koi pond has algae build up

Due to neglect.  If we clean it

You clean it daily!  Stop messing

Around in Las Vegas sexting!

You mean my LA writing trip?

I did not mess around my dear!

Even had a tire blown out!

Sped out of control on freeway!

Why do gossip news slay my work

To the point of returning hurts?


3/17/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 18, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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My mind has writer's block, but I enjoyed reading your article.

Thu, March 18th, 2021 2:45pm

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