Thirty Seven

This moment is marked on my journey of days
As I wander the forest of shadowy ways
With my feet on the path in the moon-dappled light
And my eyes on the stars in the cloud-blotted night

The treasure I found in this buried year’s chest
Was the knowledge I gained from philosophy’s quest
Which was further enriched by my travels from home
To the wilderness delta and temples of stone

The story untold is of dreams to fulfil
Of my life as an artist with parchment and quill
By the light of the candle of love in my heart
And the call of adventure to make a new start

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.