Poem: She Placed a Star

I wrote this poem for a friend who is a frequent source of inspiration, Mukti Masih – a published poetess, freelance writer and beautiful woman from India…

I watched as she placed a star in the night sky
Fixed by her gentle touch, as though meant to be
Brilliantly aglow in its constellation
Within my heart, I have a space for Mukti

I read her verse
A birthday gift
The words rang true, indeed

If I may ask
Just one more time
I’ll listen and pay heed

Please hear my call
Through prayer today
Desires of the heart

To find a way
And bridge the gap
Together, make a start

Eternity so long, when love lives alone
Like an empty house, with one room but no phone

Longing for her voice
As the day draws near
Both hands, hand-in-hand
Our path ahead clear

© 2021 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


26 responses to “Poem: She Placed a Star”

  1. Wow! Love your poem for an Indian.

    1. Thanks so much, Dawn ~ glad you like it 🙏😊

  2. Awwwwww Phil, how beautiful and touching. 🥰 💐 😘 You have a loving and kind heart my friend. 💖 💘 💝 Thank you for sharing this sweet poem that you dedicated to Mukti with us!!! 🙏🏼

    1. Thank you so much, my dear friend Kym 🙏😊

      1. My pleasure always Phil! 💖 💘 💝 Cheers! 🥂

        1. Cheers Kym 🥂🤗🌹

  3. Whoa, beautiful. Beyond this, I am speechless. Also you are getting better at this by the day, poetry I mean. Fantastic.

    1. I very much appreciate your kind words, my dear friend Mukti, 🙏 as well as your encouragement and inspiration. ✍🏼 I think you’re a rock star…a gifted and very talented woman of extraordinary beauty! Thank you, and I wish you a wonderful weekend. ​💕✨​

  4. Gorgeous poem, poet Phil. 💖 You do possess creative talent, with the lens and the pen! 👏🏼

    1. A nicer compliment I cannot imagine. My hats off to you, dear Michele ~ thank you. 🌞🌹

      1. You deserve it! You have such a giving and loving heart and spirit that you so graciously share with the world. 💗 Thank you. 🙏🏼

        1. You are so kind, Michele. ❣️ Thank you for these heartfelt words, so very thoughtful of you ~ much appreciation my friend. 🙏🏼

          1. It is easy to be kind to some who generously shares gifts and compassion. 💝 Thank you, Phil and best to you. 💐

  5. This is a very beautiful poem..and makes me feel peaceful. Thanks.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it, Anita. Thank you 🙂

  6. This sings, Phil. It’s music in words. 👋♥️👋

    1. Thank you so much, Robin ~ much appreciated. 🙏🏼

  7. what a heartfelt piece and gift you shared honoring Mukti with us Phil. Sooo touching. What a special impact she has made I can see. I’ll go visit her now. Thanks my friend!💖

    1. Thank you very much. Yes, I’ve enjoyed Mukti’s writings and poetry over several years. She is an intellectually compelling, creatively talented and very beautiful woman, for whose friendship I am grateful. Have a great weekend, dear Cindy. 🤗🌹

      1. That’s lovely and I appreciate it that you share your friends with us… I am now following her as well. Your friends a bit great pics and I’m enjoying getting to know them all so thank you 💕

        1. That’s wonderful, Cindy ~ thank you so much 👌😊 The more the merrier!

          1. Yes, I agree!! you’re so welcome … xo 💖🤗

  8. So Amazing pic. So beautiful words in poem by recommend to picture. Lovely poem written. I like

    1. I’m glad you like my poetry, Rajkkhoja – thank you.

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