Ken Allan Dronsfield is a published poet who has recently been nominated for The Best of the Net and 2 Pushcart Awards for Poetry in 2016. His poetry has been published world-wide in various publications throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Ken loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cat Willa. Ken's new book, "The Cellaring", a collection of 80 haunted, paranormal, horror, weird and wonderful poems, has been released and is available through Amazon.com. He is the co-editor of the poetry anthology titled, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze available at Amazon.com. A second anthology, Dandelion in a Vase of Roses will be released soon.
Defiance of Heart
Life's challenges always squeezing
temperamental vows of enumeration
careless whispers voiced upon a star
blasphemous scriptures of defiance.
Gallant of breadth upon a red stallion
brevity and valor born of the cutlass
an exultation within the remembrance
of glorious red roses dead on a vine.
A flickering flame of the iced candle
life within a waxed obtuse blessing
old shoes silent on that night in May
must tread lightly upon blue stardust
In crystal clear waters off Key West
big jagged rocks hold wrecks in coral
Spanish doubloons warm the blood
within wishes whispered upon a star.
Spanish Moss Sways
Porch swing moves in rhythm
with gentle southern breezes.
Floorboards noisily creaking
while rocking chairs dance.
The smells of honeysuckle
and Granny's fried chicken
wafting through the fields
of peanut, cotton and okra.
Fond memories return of
Friends and peach cobbler,
end the day as twilight calls.
Ducks fly by heading west,
into a tangerine colored sky.
Remembering warmer days
as the Spanish Moss sways
in gentle southern breezes
cooler nights in a haunted fog
chasing frogs in the old creek
cat fishing at the old town pond.
Sweet southern style reigns as
memories in my warm heart.
Minuet of the Ice Fairy
Ravens sing in a shrill harmony
soaring above a scarlet fiery pyre.
Sprite-lings flying dodging flakes;
seeking boughs of red cedar cover
Ice fairies waltz a loving minuet
on a clear ice crystal snowflake.
goblins dressed in Easter attire;
soft kisses with lemonade pouts,
awaiting many passionate desires
as love of a cherished mystic's soul.
Whilst opaque diamond stars weep
during that icy passionate dance,
crimson blood shall rise and steep
flashing tease of an ocular ellipse.
Peeking full moon in pastel clouds
edge of a gnome's rapaciousness
inhales of a pinkish twilight unicorn,
dance a Minuet with the Ice Fairy.
(CTU Anthology Poetic Shadows: Ink and the Sword)
Footprints of Winter
Walking on pebbles in sands of white
skyward watching as stars now peek
moon glows from a blanket of clouds
lights from ships are horizon bound.
The inviting ocean impassioned bliss
of salty smiles and a springtime hug
admission, the price of a sand dollar
seagulls following schools of baitfish,
Dogs running free and enjoying play
evening’s first star, we make a wish.
sky of twilight in red or purple hues
serenity whispers in calming breezes.
Geese and ducks slowly moving north
days are longer and nights a bit warmer
footprints of winter left upon the dunes
a lovely quiescent wispy edge of night.