Monday, June 15, 2015

Away from City Streets and Towns--By John W. (Bill) Williams--United States

Away from City Streets and Towns

Dawn comes tiptoeing through
the awakening shadows;
as darkness diminishes,
a symphony of sounds.
Their voices lift to greet it
and out of the woods deer
creep cautiously to the lakeside
to lap its refreshing water.
As morning passes into noon,
a quietness intermingles
with chirping of birds’ songs,
raining down from treetops.
It’s a place to escape
the harsh and restless sounds
in the city streets and towns.

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. This is a beautiful poem. I was genuinely delighted by reading it. Thanks for sharing it with us, great work!

  2. Dear Bill,

    I really enjoyed reading your "quiet" moments away from city. Lovely imagery to take in and think of those serene places. Thanks for the reminder.


  3. John,
    Great poem, my dear friend. You have penned a beautiful poem here. You will always my friend, always in my bubble, as you like to say. Give me a call anytime you want.
    Your good friend (and editor),

  4. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following--

    Reading this poem, I'm immediately taken to the early morning sunrise. I feel the presence of the moment in this well written poetry.

  5. Nice poem, John, especially the opening four lines. Very nice. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. A delightful offering to inspire any poet or anyone who enjoys reading great poetry! Aloha, Connie

  7. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words for John. I agree that this is a wonderful poem. I will send him your comments. Thank you, John, for sharing your gift of words and for your ongoing support. So great to have you a part of Whispers.