A Bug’s Life

If I could speak butterfly
I think that I would giggle
And if I walked caterpillar
I’m sure that I would wiggle

If I could hear dragonfly
I think that I’d be fickle
And if I felt ladybird
I’m sure that it would tickle

If I could smell honeybee
I think that I would shimmer
And if I tasted moonlit-moth
I’m sure my world would glimmer

Wayne Visser © 2005


Wishing Leaves: Favourite Nature Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together nature poems by Wayne Visser, celebrating the diversity, beauty and ever-changing moods of our planet. The anthology includes many old favourites like “I Think I Was a Tree Once” and “A Bug’s Life”, as well as brand new poems like “Monet’s Dream” and “The Environmentalist”. Then as we turned our faces to the moon / Our hands entwined, our hearts in sync, in tune / We felt the fingers of the silken breeze / And made our wishes on the falling leaves / A gust of wind set off a whispered sigh / Among the trees that leaned against the sky.  Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.