Stripped

Stripped of all the trappings, the clatter;
Bare without the wrappings, the chatter.
So much of me remains untouched, unseen;
So many worlds are still unfound that matter.

The way an unexpected music swell
Can sweep me, tumbling, in a frothy bliss;
Or how a skilfully crafted spell
Of words enchants as much as any kiss.

Unplugged, the silence is brimming with sound;
Unlocked, the horizon need know no bound.
So much to re-imagine, to re-dream;
So many universes spinning round.

The way tangled roots in a forest patch
Can reconnect me to life’s web, and tug
At my senses, giving me space to catch
My breath and feel revived by nature’s hug.

Unseen, the flames of quiet passion burning;
Unheard, the cogs of creation turning;
Untold, the lament of a heart’s yearning;
Stripped bare, the journey of a soul’s learning.

Wayne Visser © 2017

Book

Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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