Featured Writer: Ken Allan Dronsfield
In a lifetime full of yearning
through which came wishing, dreaming
within many splendid, unquiet enthusiasms
an echo murmured back the word, prayer!
I was needy and you solicitous,
my mind always straying to paradoxes.
Instead I uncovered the devotion,
the perkiness brought such euphoria
and so I screamed, ‘Is that a blessing?’
Mattering and assaultive within theodicy
Urging and purging within my slyness,
my shyness or otherness,
I could not awaken!
Tossing its ghost into all desire,
‘It’s that barrenness,’ I muttered
Quirkingly back into my memories
craving the eccentric, eclectic fantasy
the yearning essential evanescence
an evolutionist laughed in retort.
‘It’s that piety,’ I whispered.
The saintliness simply smiled.
© Ken Allan Dronsfield
About the Writer
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran, prize winning poet and fabulist from New Hampshire, now residing on the plains of Oklahoma. He has been published in magazines, journals, reviews and anthologies throughout the US and abroad. He has three poetry collections, “The Cellaring“, 80 poems of light horror, paranormal, weird and wonderful work. Published through Creative Talents Unleashed Publishing. His second book, “A Taint of Pity“, contains 52 Life Poems Written with a Cracked Inflection. Published through Alien Buddha Press. Ken’s third poetry collection, “Zephyr’s Whisper“, 64 Poems and Parables of a Seasonal Pretense, published through Scarlet Leaf Review, and includes his poem, “With Charcoal Black, Version III”, selected as the First Prize Winner in Realistic Poetry International’s recent Nature Poem Contest. Ken won First Prize for his Haiku on the Southern Collective Experience website. He’s been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and six times for the Best of the Net, 2016-2018. Ken loves writing, hiking, thunderstorms, and spending time with his cats Willa and Yumpy.
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