Autumn Sonnet to the Raven

My coffee pot perks to the morning beats
our deformed pumpkin grins at passing cars
witches and ghosts will be ready tonight
we all smile spying the hot fresh donuts.
Blue Jays spar in the old white lilac bush
a leaf of color floats from the blue sky
Raven’s flock in a golden unkindness
Willa the old cat just lays there and naps
White birches reflecting the morning sun
maple syrup for my lovely pancakes,
fresh apples rest in baskets on the porch
tomatoes ripen in sunlit windows.
Tinkling of spoons in mugs of hot coffee
Raven’s Fall is my favorite dessert.


About the Poet:  Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran and poet who was nominated for 2 The Best of the Net and 2 Pushcart Awards for Poetry. Ken loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Willa, Hemi and Turbo. His work can be found in The Burningword Journal, Belle Reve Journal, SETU Magazine, The Blue Heron, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Bewildering Stories, Scarlet Leaf Review, EMBOSS Magazine, Longshot Island and many more.  Website:


Poetry Breakfast accepts submissions of poetry and poetry related creative non-fiction year-round.  See our Submission Guidelines page for details on submitting your work.

Start your morning with a nourishing poem.  Follow us on  Twitter, Facebook, and  Tumblr,  and enjoy a new poem every morning straight to your feed.