From atop the great redwood trees
dragonflies fantasize of summertime;
of warmer mornings, balmy winds
dodging flycatchers and bullfrogs.
The grasses are green along a pond
baby goslings enjoy the new sunrise;
barn owls love a midnight stellar show
wolves howl and worship the full moon.
Beating hearts prevail in creeks or marshes
deep rivers and great bays ebb and flow
large animals enjoy the salty sweet grass
beautiful wild flowers grace rolling hills.
As the sun now rises in the eastern skies,
from within that great awakening forest
a lone cicada sings his mating sonnet
within the ebb and flow of life’s circle.
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a published poet from New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms and hiking. His published work can be found in reviews, journals, magazines and anthologies throughout the web and in print venues. His poetry has been nominated for two Pushcart Prize Awards and the Best of the Net for 2016.