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


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.