Walterrean Salley

(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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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.”

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,879 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 - 234 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

  • Bronze Star - 6,845 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 - 248 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 - 84 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 - 78 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
    love,
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 799 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

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