Threads of Culture

Across space and time, like a delicate web
On the large loom of life, with a silver-like thread
Is woven a garment for people to wear –
It’s the clothing of culture, the spirit we share.

Spinnings of music, weavings of dance
Stitches of history, patterns of chance
Fusions of fibre, mixtures of trait
Clashes of colour, designings of fate

Joining the past and the future to be
Through stories and rituals and visions and dreams
Forming knots of tradition and braidings of blood –
This cultural tapestry is the life that we love

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.