The River

Streams meet and join, then split apart
While in between, the current flows
So too with matters of the heart
Love is a tide that comes and goes

Yet even streams whose ways diverge
Are somehow always one
For waters swirl and mix and merge
And cannot be undone

And who’s to say if waterfalls
Are where the river ends
Or whether, when love’s river stalls,
A stream flows on as friends

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.