Misty Woods

Shrouded trees and autumn mulch
Shining leaves and sponge-mud squelch
Spotted toadstools, crimson red
Sparkling jewels on spiders’ thread

A million drops wrung from the sky
A million drops from leaves on high
A million drops splash to the earth
A million drops to quench her thirst

Through cloudy woods on smoky trails
With glistening cloaks and wispy veils
Two figures drift on through the haze
Two lovers in the misty maze

Wayne Visser © 2012


Wishing Leaves: Favourite Nature Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together nature poems by Wayne Visser, celebrating the diversity, beauty and ever-changing moods of our planet. The anthology includes many old favourites like “I Think I Was a Tree Once” and “A Bug’s Life”, as well as brand new poems like “Monet’s Dream” and “The Environmentalist”. Then as we turned our faces to the moon / Our hands entwined, our hearts in sync, in tune / We felt the fingers of the silken breeze / And made our wishes on the falling leaves / A gust of wind set off a whispered sigh / Among the trees that leaned against the sky.  Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.