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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.


Wake up and feel how blessed you are!

Stay up and watch.  Yes! You’re the star!

You have risen so far tonight!

You have stand out for the good night.

Morning smells like a breath of mint.

Your lips so tender!  Anew hint?

If you are my heaven on Earth,

Then I will treasure fairest worth!

If fire from Hell rains down on us,

Then I will shield you till I’m dust!

If saying I love you is not,

Not enough that I want to spend,

Dead pen the rest of my life with,

Without you I will never love,

Foxgloves another against your,

Cause you swore to my beating heart!

The hardest to have live and love!

The farthest we have come to known 

That broken pieces cannot mend

Itself until you comprehend.


3/25/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: March 26, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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