Scattered Leaves

When shadows drift across the moon
And clouds conspire to block the sun
When stars appear but fade too soon
And all seems lost while nothing’s won

I think of you and sense the light
I think of you and feel the glow
Especially in the dead of night
And in the swirls of icy snow

When life’s great song is out of tune
And things to do just don’t get done
When winter seems to last til June
And work becomes a treadmill run

I think of you and feel alive
I think of you and start to smile
Especially when I see us dive
Into a loose leaf litter pile

When rest is short while chores are long
And future visions seem at odds
When even progress still feels wrong
I think of you and thank the gods

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.