How strange to knock upon the door
Of a place I’d known long years before
To be welcomed in by friends estranged
See familiar furniture rearranged
To wander the maze of old memory halls
To listen to echoes of distant recalls
To search for the signs where the past left its print
Of my passage through time, some small clue or a hint
But the harder I looked, the more seemed the same
‘Til it finally became clear, it was I who had changed

Wayne Visser © 2017


Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.