Featured Writer: Ken Allan Dronsfield

Tear in the Autumn Moon – A Sonnet

 

Keeper of trees, au pair of great forests
 
please tell me why you leave bare stark branches
 
cold and leafless until the spring arrives?
 
Where are the beautiful majestic leaves 
 
that always shade me from the harsh hot sun? 
 
I pray the Maples are well and still sweet.
 
I love the beauty of dancing Alders,
 
their yellow leaves shimmer in the breeze of 
 
a cool late summer’s day full of sunshine.
 
Each day snowflakes drift down, like leaves during 
 
autumn’s call we remember the beauty 
 
of green forests and wait for warmer days.
 
I’m left after winter, but on moon beams, 
 
a willow’s tear left to fade, fade away.

© Ken Allan Dronsfield


Ken Allan Dronsfield, PhotoAbout the Author

Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and poet, originally from New Hampshire, now residing on the southern plains of Oklahoma. He was nominated for 2 Best of the Net and 3 Pushcart Prize Awards for 2016-2017. Ken’s work has been published throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. His poems can be found in The Burningword Journal, Belle Reve Journal, Blue Heron, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Now/Then Manchester Magazine UK, 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. Since 2009, Ken has worked on Wolf Preservation websites and Native American websites as a writer, art contributor and poet. His first collection,  “The Cellaring”, a collection of 80 haunting, paranormal, weird and wonderful poems, has been released and is available through Amazon.com.


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2 replies

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I can picture every line in my mind.

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