Perfect Day

Walking slowly, hand in hand
Beside the gentle river Cam
On past the learnéd halls of time
And college gates where church bells chime

Through market stalls of fresh-baked bread
To corner shops where minds are fed
Along green paths of shady pine
With pause to feast on cheese and wine

Back home, the drum of sultry beat
Of music’s sway and passion’s heat
Then rest in shadows barely lit
And hugging curves of perfect fit

Too soon the day is at a close
With creamy kiss and pink-blush rose
Against the sky of fading light
A whisper: “no regrets … goodnight”

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.