Skywatcher trembles
the winter night dark and brutal;
yes, first love is hard.
What lunatic waits to be jilted by
a girl he never laid eyes on?

Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and blogger. Her blog focuses on poetry and creative nonfiction, and also features poets and their books.


  1. That is the foolishness of man as the need is greater that reason, yet the quest has taken us to realms previously unkown.

  2. The “inconstant moon”, eh? She refused to put in an appearance for me last night – well, actually, was prevented by cloud – but still I always watch for Her.

  3. Q. What kind of lunatic waits to be jilted by a girl he has never laid eyes on?
    A. The true poet

    Loved this poem. Wowzer !

  4. Perhaps just temporary insanity caused by the changeable moon…Love this Khaya! 🙂

  5. Pure magic, Khaya and one that invites questioning, reasoning where perhaps there are no answers or clarity! Beautiful.

  6. She was my first love… my father could never live up to my expectations when I asked him to take down the moon…

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