Jim Brosnan

Jim Brosnan is the author of Nameless Roads (2019). His poems have appeared in  the Aurorean, Crossways Literary Magazine (Ireland), Eunoia Review (Singapore), Nine Muses (Wales,) Scarlet Leaf Review (Canada), Strand (India), and Voices of the Poppies (United Kingdom). His grandfather was born in Limerick and his grandmother was born in Waterford.


Fifty-five miles
from Rapid City,
I listen intently
to November skies,
sense a hint
of precipitation
when a flock
of sparrows
prepare for flight
over a nearby field
rich with milkweed.
My memory returns
to that evening
when the moon
hung high in silence
above the rolling prairies
and twisting mountain
roads of South Dakota
near the Badlands
where pronghorns
and bison roamed freely
while a hawk hovered
above the broken
white lines
on a deserted highway.

© 2020 Jim Brosnan