Shaken Not Stirred
In the evening transcending;
my lonely heart not adjusting
as the rabbits play at chasing
shadows in flat mottled grass.
Warbling of self righteousness
fragile screaming in mourning
echoing within a mirrored eye
the abominable crispy breath.
Flame to the wick ignited but
the candle dreams of darkness
entombed within subtle empathy
grasp at Angels drifting so high.
Pastel orbs traversing souls
a percolated sadness avowed
my mutation reeks of intensity
of a journey shaken not stirred.
Into a Rye Swale
a warm humid night
clouds swim in time
spirits drift in shadow
summer dreams whisper
sporadic light bugs aglow
deer feed at the treeline
pond frogs singing baritone
crickets echo in white noise
my bottle of wine breathing
dogs bark by the old farm
faeries patiently prepare
a haunting journey of dance
bats flutter in the moonlight
rye swale bows to the wind
owls chat from barn and wood
life surrounds this lovely place
peaceful meadow and forests
hand in mine, soft kisses await
stars sweetly shimmer in chorus
murmuring to wanton serenity.
A Mindless Patter, Rev 4
Chartreuse mountains of clouded fountains
where the purple ship sails horizon bound.
Fitting seas for the gentle solar breezes;
the forgotten found there sleeping sound.
Adrift through your days in a splintered haze;
stolen within the dreams of a fantasies patter.
Seeking revenge for life’s unforgiving ways;
enchanting breath bestowed by your master.
The ship steers clean and handles so well,
from beyond a tangerine tempest batters;
off in the distance witness the ringing bell
leaving us stifled, wounded and shattered.
Lashed to the rail, driving a breaching whale
into waterless streams of steamy icy mists.
The mind doesn’t care, or perhaps won’t dare,
to revive and decree the injustice or bliss.
I can’t feel the pain through disheartened disdain;
exploring my path while dishonoring all wrath.
I seek a reprieve to a maddened soulless reign;
a lost purple fantasy or wandering psychopath.
***Ken Allan Dronsfield is a published poet and author originally from New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Merlin and Willa. He is the co-editor of the new poetry anthology titled, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze available at Amazon.com. His published work can be found in journals, magazines and blogs throughout the web including: Indiana Voice Journal, The Literary Hatchet Magazine, Belle Reve Journal, Peeking Cat Magazine, Dead Snakes, Bewildering Stories and many others.***