A Poem Then And Again

© 2020 Phil Perkins

I’m a photographer, designer and artist. And, from time to time, I indulge myself with words. I’m not a poet, per se, but there are times when I do enjoy the creative process of writing short poems. Yet, to do so requires a source of inspiration…

Fortunately, I have a good friend named Carla Milho, a gifted writer from Lisbon, Portugal, with whom I converse on a regular basis. I’m grateful for her friendship, and always enjoy her writings – some of which have inspired these poems as my response:

Were the day night, and night to be day,
The tables changed of linens and wax.
A challenge of discovery,
Unraveling to be my task.

Response to “Uncover Me If You Are Able“, by Carla Milho

The story you write in the book that you share,
the smiles and the laughter contagious.
True friendship with Carla is really a treat,
her sense of humor outrageous!

Response to “I Already Know What I Need…A Pinch of Salt“, by Carla Milho

Beauty in the pen,
Through the hand,
From the mind.
To share inner thoughts,
Conscientious and kind.

She writes from the heart,
Thoughts collected
By choice.
Her topics refined,
Developed and with voice.

Response to “Muse“, by Carla Milho

⭐ A light to the east,
After dark
In the sky.

🕊 A dove is released,
And my wish
Came to fly.

🙏 Bound for the heavens,
With trust
In a prayer.

❤️ The woman I love,
With hope
We will share.

Response to “Make A Wish To A Star And It Will Come True“, by Carla Milho


9 responses to “A Poem Then And Again”

  1. Fantastique ces échanges tout en poésie, vous direz ce que vous voulez mais artiste englobe aussi le don des mots, :-), très bon Noël

    1. Thank you, Louise ~ much appreciated! Have a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 🙂

  2. She is indeed a great writer I too admire your great poems.

    1. Thank you 🙂 Yes ~ I visit Carla’s web site everyday and very much enjoy her writings 👍

  3. You should also publish your poems often

    1. Thanks ~ glad you like it 🙂

  4. I really think that you have a skill to write, beyond being a great artist and photographer, you definitely have a lot more creative talents. I truly believe that you have that skills, and you are a sweet and loving human being, who I have the fortune to meet!

    1. Muito obrigado, Carla. Sou grato por tê-lo como amigo 😊

      1. I am the most grateful one 🙏🎄

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