Poem: Her Lovely Smile

Her lovely smile has the power to compel poetry. At an age 17 years younger, she’s Mukti Masih – a published poetess, author and successful content writer from India. After a recent exchange, I wrote this poem as I drifted into a daydream

Every time I see her smile
Heaven shines a light on me
Happy heart in sweet delight
Chasing dreams of what could be

   On the rhythm of waves
   Rang a sound from her heart
   Where the waters of love
   Know no end, only start

   On a ship under sail
   Without map, simply stars
   And a warm summer breeze
   With acoustic guitars

   On a course to the east
   Currents carry and flow
   Is this only a dream?
   Perhaps, yes, I think so

Were it not for many miles
And the years, so far apart
Both day and night - time to share
Grand adventures of the heart

© 2022 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


28 responses to “Poem: Her Lovely Smile”

  1. Thank you, Phil, for the beautiful poem. I am publishing today a post that you will find interesting. Also, it would be of great interest to your Indian friend.


    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed my daydreaming poem, dear Joanna ~ thank you for your kind words! 🤗🌹 OK, I’ll keep my eyes open 👀

    2. Thank you for sharing your post, “The Great Books of the World – Part I.” You’ve provided cultural and historical information of great depth regarding India, and I very much enjoyed the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore which you presented, as well. TY Joanna 🙏🏻😊

  2. Mooie gedicht van je dagdromen! Ik vind dat je dit steeds met veel gevoel overbrengt! Mooi gedaan om het hart van je vriendin te verwarmen! Have a wonderful day dear Phil! 👌👍🌹

    1. Heel erg bedankt, mijn beste vriendin Inge! Ik ben blij dat je mijn gedicht leuk vond, en ik waardeer je opmerkingen altijd! Deze is een dagdroom en dwaalt wat rond. Ik zal over een uur nog een foto plaatsen van de Conasauga-watervallen. Nog een week… waar blijft de tijd? Ik wens je een prachtige dag! 🌹😙

  3. Very nice expression, Phil 🙂 beautiful poem!!

    1. Thank you, dear Saima ~ much appreciated & I’m glad you like it 🙂

  4. Lovely music in words! 👏👏👏👏👏

    1. ✍🏼🎶 TY dear Robin 🙏🏻😊

  5. We shouldn’t stop dreaming. Sometimes that feels so good. Love your poem, dear Phil 🤗

    1. Yes, I’ll 2nd that & thanks very much! Have a great weekend too, dear Kristallina 🤗🌹

    1. So kind of you to say, dear Dawn ~ thanks very much! 🤗 Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! 🇺🇸

  6. A beautiful poem by a beautiful soul for a beautiful poetess, Phil!! 💖😎

    1. Beautiful words from a beautiful soul, Cindy, for which I extend my heartfelt appreciation 🍫💐💖 Thank you dear 🙏🏻

      1. Awww thank you so much Dear Phil.. Hugs and love my friend. Enjoy your weekend! 💖💖

        1. And to you the same, dear Cindy ~ TY 🪄💫✨✨🍀😘

          1. Thanks so much!!💖💖💖

  7. Simply beautiful! ❤

    1. You’re most kind, Harshi ~ I’m so glad that you like it! Thank you ❤

  8. Oh my gosh what an amazing and heartwarming poem oh Master Poetic Photographer! And to add a little sauciness to your poetic charm, “I’m A Believer” by the Monkees is a wonderful throwback accent. Thanks so much for sharing a piece of your heart with us Phil. Enjoy the rest of your day my friend. 🌞🌺🤩✨🦋😁🎈

    1. You’re as sweet as 🍯 dear Kym ~ thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words, and also your shoutout to the retro “I’m A Believer” 😎🎶🎵 Wishing the same for you, my friend! 🌞🌺😘✨

      1. You’re welcome as always my dear friend. Sweet as honey eh? OK, I’ll take that. I don’t get that type of compliment ya know! LOL 😂😱🤣 Cheers! 🍸🥂🍹

        1. Cheers my dear friend! 🥂✨💐

  9. Lovely, Phil! Happy holiday weekend my friend! ☺🎇

    1. Thanks a bunch my friend! 🤗 Wishing you the same, Tiffany! 🎇

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