Penguin Dream

Out of the dreamy ocean blue
A penguin glides into my view
With simple grace and body sleek
Wave-surfing every trough and peak

I long to know her secret ways
I watch her as she dives and plays
I see her battling stormy seas
And basking in the summer breeze

The day she lands upon my shore
She seems more lovely than before
With sparking eyes that glint of fun
She glistens in the winter sun

Her beauty takes my breath away
I only hope that she can stay
So much to share, to give and take
I’m dreaming that I’ll never wake

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.