Stone Walls

Tectonic forces heave and strain
Volcanic cones spew fiery rain
Molten lava congeals to rock
The land-mass shudders in aftershock

Then the Master Crafter we call Time
Begins to shape, mould and define
With tools of water, wind and sun
A landscape sculptured to become

Stone by stone, with human hand
These walls were built across the land
Like an ancient script, a story told
Of the natural life in times of olde

Then humans arrive upon the scene
To dig and blast and mine the seam
And from crumbling quarries hewed of stone
Carve building blocks to make their home

Soon rising up around each place
Stone walls dissect the open space
And leave behind a patchwork quilt
Of villages, towns and cities built

Wayne Visser © 2001


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.