Promise of Pleasure

At a distance, yells the mysterious creature ––

We’re tired and dozy
Will you keep it down!
What’s with the moaning?
Gloating won’t win
It’s been a long day hiking.

Sun rays bedazzle
Water a mirror reflecting
A glimpse of her world
Staring agape in wonder.
A twilight experience
As the sun winks;
A pause to welcome the night.

P.S. If you fancy nature/love poetry for summer reading, Seasons Defined, an e-Chapbook is available from Amazon for 0.99 cents. Go grab your copy! 🙂

Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and creative professional. Her blog focuses on all things poetry and creative nonfiction.


  1. I love that time of day too. LOL, and contented silence is better than moaning to appreciate it.

  2. “Sun rays bedazzle
    Water a mirror reflecting
    A glimpse of her world
    Staring agape in wonder.”

    Yes, I feel it! Wonder keeps our senses alive.

  3. Hi Diana! Thank you for being such a great supporter of my work. I appreciate this a lot. I must point out though that I think you already have Seasons Defined chapbook as it is not a new book. My hope is to bring my backlist to the attention of my recent blog followers. But thanks once again for your purchase. Perhaps you can pass the second copy as a gift to another poetry lover. <3

    Regarding a new book though, a full-length poetry collection titled "The Sheltering" will be coming out in autumn, if things go according to plan. I haven't even started talking about it here on the blogs as I'm in the thick of the technical & business side of it, in preparation for publication. But now you know! 🙂

  4. The feeling of utter joy and contentment in nature is a state of mind I’d like to inhabit. And the contented silence is the best.:-)

  5. Laura, you have no idea how super grateful I am for your support and your recommending of my writing to other poetry lovers! THANK YOU! <3 <3 <3

  6. Oh my gosh Lavinia, no need for apologies. Your health comes first, I’m just happy to see you around and hearing that you’re feeling alright. I hope you know that I’m honoured and grateful each time you return to read. Much appreciated!

  7. Oh! Thanks for letting me know. Usually Amazon tells me if I’ve already bought a book. Well. I’m looking forward to the next. Hugs.

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