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Breath & Shadow

Winter 2020 - Vol. 17, Issue 1


written by

Ken Allan Dronsfield

An early dawn's gentle fingers


probe the coasts morning fog.


Cascading water trickles down


from the mountains to the sea.


Wraith-like mists rise and dew


glitters and twinkles in the sun.


Terns and gulls now soar above


gnarled long-dead trees dwelling


along the rocks and sand as now


twisted gray shapes of driftwood.


Pines sway to building winds;


We smell the vast coastal woods,


salt and blue ocean essences.


The flawless panorama of Maine's


Acadia National Park is exhilarating.


Standing high upon the cliffside we


watch as Bass Harbor Head Light


whispers to the mighty Atlantic.

Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and prize winning poet from New Hampshire, but now resides on the plains of Oklahoma. Ken is a member of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. He currently has three poetry collections; The first, The Cellaring, contains 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 Internationals 2018 Nature Poem Contest.  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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