Lasso Poet

Tribute to Wendy Cope

I’ve met a poet or two
While tucked under the covers
Or soaking in the tub
With bubble dreams of lovers

And sometimes in the park
I’ve heard them softly giggle
Or fumbling in the dark
I’ve felt their word-worms wriggle

But giddy-gum delight
Watch me do a jiggly jive
Upon this hum-drum night
I met a poet still alive!

Her famous biting wit
With which she’s known to poke
Is wicked when it’s writ
But wickeder when spoke

Some say that she’s besotted
Her words are strung like rope
But whether straight or knotted
You’re bound to like Ms Cope

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.