Quotes by Jonathan Chamberlain Williams

"To have a viable civilization, people have to have a benign government, a semblance of education, spare time, imagination, and manners"

"The Midnite Show

Red-Wigglers, Night-Crawlers
& Other Worms
look out
into the crapulous moonlight:

figures of women cascading through the Sunday night;

no beer in sight.

I remember the Night-blooming
Cereus by Dr. Thornton, Engraver, Blake’s
patron, it
hangs in the hall outside the bedroom
swaying hungrily like these
giant white goddesses of the dark grotto…

there are touring cars
and men with large guns
singing through the woods

behind us."

Books by Jonathan Chamberlain Williams

  • A Palpable Elysium
  • 32 ratings
  • June 11th 2003 by David R. Godine Publisher

    (first published October 1st 2002)

  • Classical Love Poetry
  • 22 ratings
  • May 17th 2005 by J. Paul Getty Trust Publications

    (first published January 18th 2004)

Jonathan Chamberlain Williams
  • Jonathan Chamberlain Williams

  • Date of birth: March 08, 1929
  • Died: March 16, 2008
  • Born: in Asheville, NC, The United States.

  • Description: March 8, 1929 - March 16, 2008

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/30/boo...Writer, photographer, and publisher. Founded the Jargon Society Press.