(285) My Lagniappe Fugue

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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.

(285)  My Lagniappe Fugue

Her austere diaphanous robe

Dissemble in the night of cope.

Horoscope under candlelight.

Gratitude by a savior’s might.

Lassitude from isolation,

She mythic fugue insouciance.

Her labyrinthine heart imbues

When I betroth my lagniappe woo.

I will love you till the day eyes…

I black ties to find you.  Don’t cry!

Mask on for now.  Tears rue voyage.

Our temper on mental wreckage

Send her tender package to sea.

Display from the corridor spree.

Why must I hide in misery?

Leaving you behind punish me

To the penumbra of f#%king!

I did not fray!  My darling, faith

Has return to steal you away!

Your love, your life - mansion key sway.


4/6/21 by ArchDuke Kenneth Khanh Du

Submitted: April 16, 2021

© Copyright 2022 Archduke. All rights reserved.

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