Featured Writer: Ken Allan Dronsfield

Into the Burning Man


Blasphemy courted with anecdotal perversity

limitless chatter echoes through the canyon

all now weeping at the sight of blind hypocrisy

catching the dancing orbs with a butterfly net

seeking a peace but tripping through garbage

sands stained with the blood from star shards

music calms the beast, but on the jungle roars

pinnacle of life, enchanted in an icy cold desert.

tutelage from shamans; swaying to a spirit drum

casting of vows into pious devotional candlelight

earthy spirited flutes touch the heart and soul

bodies float down into the heart of white flames

albino raven’s perch upon high sandstone glyph’s

my vision now doubling objects indiscriminately to

the many I wish to see, and those which I do not.

The images are now imprinted upon my eyelids

overlap, confusing, awkwardly, as a child’s collage.

Yet, I can now see beyond the darkness, beyond

the terrors, beyond the bright white crystal sparks

a burning man now tosses ink onto the parchment.


© Ken Allan Dronsfield

Ken Allan Dronsfield, Poet, 2018 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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