Rising from your winter sleep
Stretching leafy limbs of green
Yawning yellow wisps of dream

From behind frozen curtains peep
Waving in the bracing breeze
Nodding at the naked trees

Whispering secrets that you keep
Teasing out the timid sun
Promising that spring is come

Wayne Visser © 2003


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.