If You Love Her

If you love her, let her know it
There are countless ways to show it

Make her breakfast, buy her flowers
Hold her through the darkest hours

Take her dancing, do the dishes
Grant her silent secret wishes

Buy teddy bears and bunny rabbits
Cherish her peculiar habits

Read her all-time favourite books
Compliment the way she looks

Go for walks that take a while
Choose a song to make her smile

Feed the birds and talk to cats
Never mock her love of hats

Indulge her fantasies and flirting
Give her comfort when she’s hurting

Caress her body, stroke her hair
Fan her passion flame to flare

Trust her when you’re not together
Be her shelter from the weather

Share her dreams and favourite things
Give her space to spread her wings

Help her face her doubts and fears
Hold her hand throughout the years

In sacred moments, gently pray it
But don’t forget to also say it

You don’t have to be a poet
If you love her, let her know it

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.