Love Letter

When I think of our love
I think of feathers and butterflies –
our secret ways of flight
Our love lifts us when we are down
and takes us soaring when we are up

Our love is the magic
that makes the ordinary things in life
extraordinary
not because it is a fantasy
but because it is a way of seeing
the world anew
Our love enchants the mundane
and makes the impossible
seem possible

Our love is a long stretch of beach
with the ocean lapping at our feet
Our love is the footprints
we make together in the sand
and the treasure of shells
we pick up as memories

Our love is the most romantic kind –
with poetry and flowers
with gentle kisses under the stars
and dancing in the rain
Our love is the lasting kind –
with deep roots and resilience
with slow growth and patience
Our love is the burning kind –
with fiery passion and sparks
with glowing embers and heat

Our love is built on a rock of friendship,
with walls that are sturdy
and windows that face the sky
Together we wish on the stars
and soak up the sun
together we dance on the moon
and ride beams of light

Our love pulses with a rhythm
so exhilarating
it is indistinguishable
from our heartbeat

There is no limit
to the songs our love can sing
nor the harmonies our love echoes
Our love resonates
with everything we know
to be soulful

Our love is truth
our love is beauty
our love is freedom

All these things and more I know –
without a shadow of doubt –
because I am in love
and the one I love
is you

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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