“Dark Side Whispers” by Ken Allan Dronsfield

Unrelenting passion in a sonneteers delusion

moving in rhythm with the windblown grasses

hand in hand on a path through the hemlocks

written vows of brazenness within a sensation.

Transactional mystique steeps in a feted lust

comfortable lounging on an isosceles triangle.

Intuitive antiquarian’s weep on windy beaches

unsympathetic ears grovel in pious idealism.

A stairway of unrivaled peaceful expression.

fortune drifts in the bite of an enchanted spider

au courant is the latest as a fashionable edge

stunned within the slice of the reapers scythe.

Fantasies obsessed and tossed on parchment

in that heartless world of perpetual discourse

cries of the liar locked away with gunpowder,

anarchist’s plot on the dark side of the moon.



Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran, prize winning poet and fabulist from New Hampshire, now residing on the plains of Oklahoma. He is widely 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. His second book, “A Taint of Pity”, contains 52 Life Poems Written with a Cracked Inflection. Ken’s third poetry collection, “Zephyr’s Whisper“, 64 Poems and Parables of a Seasonal Pretense, 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 Southern Collective Experience. He’s been nominated three times for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net for 2016-2018. Ken loves writing, hiking, thunderstorms, dabbling in digital art and spending time with his cats Willa and Yumpy. 

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