In Memoriam: Bob Steyn

You infuse my mind –
With poignant truths
And reminders of harsh reality

You infuse my imagination –
With luring myths
And shadows of lives inspired

You infuse my heart –
With wrenching ache
And afterglow of “love and blessings”

You infuse my body –
With subtle inflections
And sense experiences relived

You infuse my vision –
With impish looks
And silver surfer’s hair untamed

You infuse my breath –
With smoky scent
And soothing rhythm of conspiracy

You infuse my hearing –
With tinkling laughter
And sighs of too many burdens carried

You infuse my speech –
With turn of phrase
And attentive frown-mirrored listening

You infuse my writing –
With calligraphic care
And sacrifices of honest expression

You infuse my preaching –
With oversoul presence
And whispering echoes of inspiration

You infuse my emotion –
With jagged sadness
And thrilling precipices of glad expectation

Wayne Visser © 2001


String, Donuts, Bubbles and Me: Favourite Philosophical Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together philosophical poems by Wayne Visser. In this anthology, he muses on subjects ranging from space, angels and destiny to time, science and meaning in life. According to scientists / The world’s made of string / That buzzes and fuzzes / Or some such strange thing / It’s also a donut / That curls round a hole / With middles and riddles / Just like a fish bowl / And there’s no mistaking / It’s more than 3-D / With twenty or plenty / Dimensions unseen / Still others insist / It’s really a bubble / That’s popping and bopping / Through the lenses of Hubble. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.