Poets Must Be

If it is poets you seek
Tarry not beside the well-kept literary graves
Of those whose time and place is past

Poets must be in that time
When change upsets the veneer of order
When confusion threatens to overwhelm
When the air is pregnant with revolution

Poets must be in that place
Where language of the heart is being purged
Where voices of dissent are being silenced
Where words of inspiration give life to dying souls

If it is poets you seek
Stray into the entangled expressive wilderness
Of those whose time and place is now

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.