(281) What Not to Say

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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.

(281)  What Not to Say

If my life is written

Smitten on the palm of your hand,

Then may we walk side by side,

Slide into a party with ease.

Need I say more to a friendless,

Endless sparks from your twinkle eyes,

Mystify while gentrify rough,

Tough exterior you surmise.

Surprise!  My butterfly flutters.

Shutter vapidly to those lips,

Hypnotical trip all day strong!

Your song keeps ringing in my ear!

Steer right on rotational torque,

Off course the playground spins for us!

Must I fell for the chairs, fountain,

Lounge feign nervously on romance. 

Dance shall we dance? Slow to get up.

Rubbish cold to the touch!  You think?

Blink, I feel for your waist maimed crush.

Underbrush shift to intimate.


4/2/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 03, 2021

© Copyright 2022 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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