To bind the mind
And tame the flame
To yearn and burn
For pleasure pain

To lust in trust
And sire the fire
To wake and ache
With spent desire

Shades of light
Phases of moon
Rays of night
Rhythms of tune

Circles with edges
Levels with ledges
Thresholds still lure
Curiosities endure

In molten crust
Diamonds hide
Within the dust

We see the gem
But only when
We strip away
The hardened clay

To catch the light
Of inner assets
Behold the sight
Of myriad facets

Wayne Visser © 2017


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.