Florentine Nights

What sweet surprise, what strange delight
To find myself this Florence night
On wings across the miles to you …
I wonder if you miss me too

My soul’s aglow, my mind’s aflame
Among this city’s ancient names
Who led the Renaissance in art
And stoked the embers of my heart

A thousand sights, a thousand smells
A thousand stories each one tells
And so I’m wishing you were here
Imagining that you are near

A time too short, an end too soon
A drifting cloud across the moon
A dream beneath the starry skies
The darkest hour before sunrise

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.