Walterrean Salley

Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points (Savannah, Ga)

Nightingale's Song

O'er fields and fountains,
Resounding in mountains
Is the nightingale's song.
Daffodils glisten,
As butterflies listen—
Enchanted all day long.

The echoing brine,
A conduit—refine—
Channels such tune along.
O'er rocks and rills
Go the trills
Of a melody that's strong.

On majestic scale
Is the nightingale;
For, it is among
The smallest creatures
With grandest features.
And that's where it belongs.

Submitted: Thursday, August 02, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 19, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Common Nightingales sing in the daytime as well as at night. The difference is—they sing more during the night, and thus they are called “nightingale.”

Comments about this poem (Nightingale's Song by Walterrean Salley )

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rupika Alekhya (11/8/2012 2:03:00 PM)

    Sweet as the bird ;)
    Moving as the song..
    Effective.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points PERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (9/15/2012 10:19:00 AM)

    what a beautiful heart print, pictorial poetry added to my poem list, thanks for sharing 10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,261 Points Neela Nath (9/2/2012 10:56:00 AM)

    In Keats' Ode To A Nightingale nightingale's song takes Keats to the world where there are no weariness, fever and fret.Your poem to with its music can make us forget the sorrow and the strife of this world! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (8/23/2012 12:16:00 AM)

    The Birds:
    The Cuckoo by Wordsworth, The Nightingale by (my) Keats , The skylark by Shelley, The Thrush by Coleridge are immortalised really and The grandest feature of the their song is that it is everywhere n it's difficult to locate the source where does it belong...your poem has the same Flavor of the age of the Romantic Revival... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,180 Points Valsa George (8/21/2012 8:17:00 AM)

    Nightingale is immortalised by Keats and now here is a poet who has immortalised its song ! ! Simply great (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Kathleen West (8/19/2012 7:27:00 PM)

    Lovely write. A joy to read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Mark Normand (8/10/2012 10:26:00 AM)

    Very good poem with a nice rhythm. I like it. Good job. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Mark Normand (8/10/2012 10:16:00 AM)

    Very good poem with a nice rhythm. I like it. Good job. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Sehgal (8/7/2012 1:52:00 AM)

    Thanks Walterrean.
    This is poetry at its exquisite best! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (8/6/2012 9:19:00 PM)

    This poem sings like a nightingale.
    I liked the rhyme scheme, works magic here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 259 Points Joseph Anderson (8/6/2012 12:46:00 PM)

    Gosh! You are getting great with your rhyming patterns.Your love of all things natural is so apparent.
    Let is throw in a whip-o-wlll. A joy to read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Lasoaphia Quxazs (8/6/2012 9:02:00 AM)

    It is beautiful, there is no need to vote for 10, you already have it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Amy Marie (8/4/2012 9:51:00 PM)

    Yes, I'm sure nightingales are a very nice part of nature :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,261 Points Neela Nath (8/4/2012 9:30:00 PM)

    Melodious and nicely rhymed.Leaving with the music of nightingale. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (8/4/2012 3:15:00 PM)

    so beautiful and gentle very pleasing to the ear if someone reads it aloud and to the lips if i just read it out
    it is a heart warming melody
    perfect...i really wish i can write like you someday
    thank you for sharing it with us
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,774 Points Ramesh Rai (8/4/2012 9:29:00 AM)

    Really deserving full marks beautiful melody (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,106 Points Hans Vr (8/3/2012 2:34:00 AM)

    very well written, nice rhymes. By just reading the poems one can hear the nightingale's song in our ears. Fantastic. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,076 Points Valerie Dohren (8/2/2012 8:07:00 AM)

    Beautiful write Walterrean, love birds so it goes to the heart for me. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,685 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/2/2012 2:43:00 AM)

    very nice poem with beautiful melodic meaning! (Report) Reply

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