Earth Affirmation

I am the rock
Solid and silent
Watching the wheeling stars above me
Forming and transforming the landscape
With millennial patience

I am the tree
Standing and swaying
Sheltering the bustling life below me
Greening and redreaming the desert
With emergent vision

I am the river
Freeform and flowing
Quenching the thirsty needs around me
Snaking and remaking the valleys
With gentle artistry

I am the flower
Budding and blooming
Inviting the buzzing bees to kiss me
Lighting and brightening the meadows
With fragrant palette

I am the mountain
Sturdy and stretching
Touching the vaulted sky above me
Aspiring and inspiring the climbers
With panoramic promise

I am the forest
Dappled and diverse
Clothing the naked land beneath me
Breathing and reweaving the pattern
With tangled beauty

I am the ocean
Tugging and teasing
Courting the silver moon beyond me
Swelling and retelling the stories
With timeless mystery

I am the Earth
Vital and vulnerable
Defying the barren space around me
Thriving and surviving the fever
With resilient wisdom

Wayne Visser © 2019

Book

Wishing Leaves: Favourite Nature Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together nature poems by Wayne Visser, celebrating the diversity, beauty and ever-changing moods of our planet. The anthology includes many old favourites like “I Think I Was a Tree Once” and “A Bug’s Life”, as well as brand new poems like “Monet’s Dream” and “The Environmentalist”. Then as we turned our faces to the moon / Our hands entwined, our hearts in sync, in tune / We felt the fingers of the silken breeze / And made our wishes on the falling leaves / A gust of wind set off a whispered sigh / Among the trees that leaned against the sky.  Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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Perfume

You awaken me
With the light that shines in your eyes
And the gentle breeze of your smile
I rise to embrace your promise
I take your hand

You melt me
With the warmth that glows in your voice
And the fiery burn of your touch
I thaw to enter your river
I drink you in

You intoxicate me
With the taste that smears on your lips
And the heady scent of your hair
I inhale to lap your desire
I breathe you in

You soothe me
With the balm that seeps from your words
And the calming stroke of your sighs
I pause to detect your whisper
I hold you close

You inspire me
With the care that aches in your heart
And the shy wisdom of your ways
I dream to conjure your shadow
I find you home

Wayne Visser © 2017

Book

Icarus: Favourite Love Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together love poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology traces love’s agony (“Broken Dreams”) and ecstasy (“Galaxies Cart-Wheeling”), from first blush (“Almost Strangers”) to full bloom (“Say ‘I Do!’”), as we fly to love. You’ve given me the gift of golden wings / The endless sphere of blue imaginings / The chance to rise above the silver clouds / The will to cast off untold ghostly shrouds / Don’t fly too high / Don’t rise too fast / Don’t tease the sky / Don’t taunt the past / You’ve given me the hope of warmer days / The blessed kiss of the sun’s fiery rays. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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