Nature Poems

Book of Nature Poems

The poems below are part of the collected work by Dr Wayne Visser: Wishing Leaves: Favourite Nature Poems.

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.

Poems

Wishing Leaves – We sat upon the bench that autumn night …

I Think I Was A Tree Once – … a long, long time ago …

Kaleidoscope – Kaleidoscope colours carpet the ground …

A Future Worth Fighting For – “This is war!”, so my son tells me …

Gentle Storm – Upon a clear and frosty autumn morn …

How the Mighty Have Fallen – All through the sapling days …

Grey and Gold – The paths are spread with carpets grey and gold …

Stone Walls – Tectonic forces heave and strain …

Monet’s Dream – The leaves are falling to the ground …

Misty Woods – Shrouded trees and autumn mulch …

Earth Villanelle – Earth needs no saving by you or by me

Forest Invocation – The forests are burning, the skies filled with smoke …

Haiku on Beauty – Bare trees on still pond …

Ideas of Winter – Clouds drift in billowing embrace …

Come Rain Come – … Swirl with the mists of intrigue …

Fog – What was it about the fog that day that so enchanted me …

First Snow – It didn’t snow on Christmas Day, no jingle bells nor Santa’s sleigh …

Storm – Vapour clashes in the vortex, like brewing broth in cauldron black …

Winter Song – Crunching boots like music beat …

Rain – Before the rain: expectation hangs in the air …

Zen Garden – Still pond … mind reflects …

Giant White Hand – Between aspiring, cloud-laced mountain peaks …

Serenity – Calm turquoise waters and white tufted skies …

The Tree-Keepers – The other day, on Hampstead Heath …

Skylight – Sky of mauve, clouds alight …

Dawn – Sunrise scatters rays of dawn …

My Spring – My boots are thud, thud, thudding …

Daffodil – Rising from your winter sleep …

Garden of Hope – I remember so clearly the barren crater

Little Flower – Gorgeous little flower from far off distant shores …

I Am Ocean – i am wave, i am current, i am tide …

Trooping the Colour – There’s a hidden army on the rise …

When the Lilies Bloom – Our Mother Earth, with flaming fever …

Witness to a Kill – I’m witness to a massacre – unwitting and unknowing …

A Bug’s Life – If I could speak butterfly, I think that I would giggle …

Kingdom of Magic – Sacred world of fairies and elves …

Switch! (for Earth Hour) – Switch off the lights, turn off the plugs …

The Park – A time for reflecting and healing …

Summer Sunshine – The sun shone today and the whole world came out …

Dandelion – I’ve seen you in the pavement cracks …

Let Bells Ring Out – There are bells for weddings, bells for births …

Unwanted Gift – Water is a gift of life …

Thistle-Puffs – The thistle-puffs upon the gentle breeze …

Shapeshifting – A regal king with golden locks …

Fire Flood – Dewy drops of sun-soaked rays …

Oh, To Be A Cloud – … Adrift in deep blue skies …

Great Fathers of the Forest – Tall and noble you stand …

Still Pond – There is a secret place on Hampstead Heath …

The Spirit of Nature – The Nature of Spirit – In the flowers ….

The Waves – The waves, the waves are rolling in …

Earth, Air, Fire, Water – I am Earth – grounded and mounded …

Penguin Dream – Out of the dreamy ocean blue  …

Caged – An animal caged may be well cared for …

Lily of the Valley – I know a secret valley …

Blue Skies – When the skies are blue and the world is bright …

The River – Streams meet and join, then split apart …

Changing Light – The crisp mauve light of morning …

I Wish I Was Lost – … On a beach of golden sand …

Season of Loving – The seasons turn – nature enacts her ritual …

Only Natural – Is it spoiling a rose to breathe in its sweet scent …

Sliver of the Moon – Gone too soon, too soon gone …

The Harbour – Life’s a great adventure – that’s true …

Haiku 2 – Open petals glowing …

Haiku 3 – Twin swans, white as silk …

Safe Place – Now you’re safe in your place and I’m safe in mine …

The Environmentalist – You call me an environmentalist, as if …

Nature Knows – When all the world seems upside down …

Spirit of the Mountain – We climb, but not because the mountain is there …

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