Alliterisen: A Poetic Experiment

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The Saturday Mix challenge this week was to write an Alliterisen poem.  Shadow Poetry explains the form as “(Complex and Rhyming), a form created by Udit Bhatia, is a simple seven-lined poem with a specific syllable pattern and two alliterations per line. For example: Glorious Graves, and wonderful waves. Alliteration is the succession of similar consonant sounds. They are not recognized by spelling, but rather by sounds.”   In it’s simple form it can have a structure of –

1st line- 8 syllables
2nd line- 10 syllables
3rd line- 7 syllables
4th line- 9 syllables
5th line- 6 syllables
6th line- 8 syllables
7th line- 8 syllables

I played with the double alliteration form but found it too complex to have any meaning to me personally.  I, therefore, have constructed a pseudo-Alliterisen  which uses a single alliteration per line, and which captures my view of the form.

A Poetic Experiment

It’s poetic pomposity,
alliterisen alliteration,
some serious students say.
Really rather ridiculous,
this rhythmic rhyme writing.
Actual articulation
doesn’t really function that way.