Linger Longer

Hearken back to days of yore
Before the rule of less-is-more
When love and loss, for worse or better
Whispered secrets in a letter

Reminisce on ages past
Before the curse of clocks was cast
When language still could linger longer
And poets’ words were potions stronger

Cast a longing backward glance
Before science started its advance
When mystic spells and invocations
Sealed the fate of kings and nations

Recollect ancestral fires
Before bound books captured desires
When lifeblood flowed in stories told
And myths recalled wise words of old

Forget these not nor tarry long
Before Time’s tide, words carry on
When language-drops look sure to drown
Fear not, for more will soon rain down

Wayne Visser © 2017


Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.