Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

Songs of the Night

Restless voices
on summer nights
start with a whisper
and gradually spill over
into the darkness.
I am captivated
by each distinct melody.
The rich resonant
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.

(Part of John’s new chapbook called A Cup of Warm Words)

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. Congratulations on your new chapbook, John. Thank you so much for sharing your talent for our Whispers friends to read.


  2. Dear John,
    Your poem is a welcome blessing on this evening in Illinois where I sense one season stepping into the next. I'm reminded of the songs I will miss until summer sounds whisper once again.

  3. I enjoyed your poem John, and congratulations on the new book!

  4. This poem is quite lovely John! Congratulations on your publication. I look forward to reading more of your poetry. Aloha, Connie

  5. John,
    A great poem. Thanks for sending me your chapbook. It is great. You will always be in my bubble and I in yours, I hope.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  6. Thank you, Michael, Peggy, Connie, and David for your kind words on John's artistic poem, insightful and rich in imagery. I will be sending your thoughts to him. Congratulations, John. I wish you ongoing success with your writing.