Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and poet who has been nominated for 2 Best of the Net and 3 Pushcart Prize Awards for Poetry. His poems have been published world-wide in various publications throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. He has been published in The Burningword Journal, Belle Reve Journal, SETU Magazine, Blue Heron, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Now/Then Manchester Magazine UK, Bewildering Stories, Scarlet Leaf Review, EMBOSS Magazine, and many more. Ken loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Willa, Hemi and Turbo. His book, "The Cellaring", a collection of haunting, paranormal, weird and wonderful poems, has been released and is available through Amazon.com. He is the co-editor of two poetry anthologies, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze and Dandelion in a Vase of Roses also available at Amazon.com.
A Fehér Hattyú (The White Swan)
On the small lake outside of Budapest
a sunny Sunday morning and cloudless sky
the old swan takes her final breath as
the cat nine tails bow in solemn silence.
As her life slowly slips away, a single small
white cloud appears, a vision of her mate
taken by a fox some years ago circles,
the lonely old white swan slowly dies
No one comes to pay their respects
cat nine tails bow, with feted grace the
weeping willows shed unseen tears
and the old swan takes a final breath
Mallards fly by, and the hawks stay high
painted turtles glide as grasses sway
whilst children stand on the bank and cry,
church bells sound in the distant valley,
the old white swan gently closes her eyes.