Wilderness, My Friend

We share load in my rucksack
and agree, no need for bells and whistles

We assist each other navigate difficulties
and agree, anything can be accomplished

We quench our thirst from a well of love
and agree, love is a beautiful thing

We dine outdoors with birds singing
and agree, it’s time to dance

We take pleasure in dancing positions
and the moon approves.

PS. Featured photo is Saana Tunturi, a fell near Kilpisjärvi Lake in the Finnish Lapland region.

PPS. The poem forms part of Seasons Defined, an e-Chapbook available for purchase at Amazon for 0.99 cents. Go grab your copy, if you love nature poetry! 🙂

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


  1. Oh my goodness Khaya, your poem is like drinking a refreshing glass of nature! I agree, it is a time to dance, and why not? Beautifully orchestrated my friend. Thanks so much for sharing your joy and gratitude with us today. We needed it. 🌳🌺🌵🌹🌿💐🌲

  2. You’re most welcome, Kym. It’s wonderful to have readers and fellow writers like you, who appreciate the beauty of nature. And this compliment “your poem is like drinking a refreshing glass of nature!” makes my heart sing. Thank you so much, and have a great week! <3

  3. I’m so glad it did, Laura. Let’s say YES to adventure this summer, even if it means travelling locally. Enjoy the season, my friend! 🙂

  4. Oh you are absolutely welcome Khaya! Thank you for gracing us with your beautiful talents my friend. 🙏🏼 Continue to write to your heart’s desire my friend. I appreciate you! 🥰💐😍💖🤗🌺😘🌲😊

  5. I like this one so much, Khaya. There is a sense of companionship, of love, of completeness, of adventure, of wonder… And I love how cradling all these things is nature.

  6. Awww, Diana! Thank you. I try in my small way to demonstrate that there’s still so much rightness in the world. Have a wonderful week, my friend! <3

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