Genesis Islands

A Tribute to Galapagos, Ecuador

Genesis islands, straddling Hades and Eden
Ancient follies forged in the fiery mists of time
Land of contortion between struggle and freedom
An ode to creation and its ebb-flowing rhyme

Puzzle of the Pacific, of cold blood and fire
A cauldron of species, our map of history
Giant tortoises tread with evolution’s desire
Our past leaves a trail, our future a mystery

Saludo! To Darwin and his unholy treason

Wayne Visser © 2017


Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.