Friday, February 5, 2016

Songs of Night--By John W. (Bill) Williams--United States

Songs of Night

Restless voice
on summer nights
start with a whisper
and gradually spill over
into the darkness.
I am captivated
by each distinct melody,
the rich resonance
of their voices
lift my spirit
higher and higher
until at last
I am floating
with each sound,
drifting closer
to where they’ve gathered
to render
their compelling melodies.

John W. (Bill) Williams is a retired language arts and children’s literature educator.  He lives in Martin, GA, where he stays busy with his art and poetry.  He has been published in a variety of venues.


  1. John,
    This is beautiful. Thanks for being such a good friend over the years.
    Your good friend,

  2. This is an artful exploration of the abstractions, John

  3. Hi John. Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed your poem, Songs of Night." Thank you for sharing this sentimental expression. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Thank you, David, Rick, and Maurice for your lovely comments on John's beautiful poem. I will send them to him.

    Dear John--Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and support, my friend. It is wonderful having you a part of the Whispers journey. Best wishes with your new book and all your writing endeavors.