Zen Garden

Still pond … Mind reflects
Koi swim … Thoughts ripple
Trees bow … Time bends
Fronds coil … Space unfurls

Water trickles … Meaning flows
Frogs hop … Ideas leap
Flowers bloom … Joy smiles
Leaves rustle … Insight whispers

Paths connect … Feet explore
Bridges reach … Hands touch
Stones stand … Eyes close
Crystals shine … Focus distils

Dragons appear … Shadows swirl
Coins glint … Wishes sparkle
Lanterns glow … Hope kindles
Statues watch … Wisdom lingers

Birds twitter … Harmony sings
Chimes sound … Ideals echo
Benches beckon … Beauty poses
Silence speaks … Peace settles

Tea steams Love quenches
Cat purrs Affection spills
Child laughs Spirit soars
Gardener nods Zen grows

Wayne Visser © 2004


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.