Earth Villanelle

Earth needs no saving by you or by me
For nature transcends our will to survive
With branches and roots spread wide on life’s tree

The green of the land, the blue of the sea
The cycle of seasons always revive
Earth needs no saving by you or by me

Progress misleads in the name of the free
For nature is meant to flourish and thrive
With branches and roots spread wide on life’s tree

The shade of the woods, the flow of the streams
The greatest of climbs and deepest of dives
Earth needs no saving by you or by me

We shoot for the stars as far as we see
And remake the world as we search and strive
With branches and roots spread wide on life’s tree

The planet won’t need another decree
Only our passion to keep life alive
Earth needs no saving by you or by me
With branches and roots spread wide on life’s tree

Wayne Visser © 2014

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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