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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

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. gabychops Avatar

    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. Phil Avatar

      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. Phil Avatar

      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. Inge David Avatar

    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. Phil Avatar

      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. Saima.SK Avatar

    Very nice expression, Phil 🙂 beautiful poem!!

    1. Phil Avatar

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

      1. Saima.SK Avatar

        My pleasure 🙂

  4. Robin King Avatar

    Lovely music in words! 👏👏👏👏👏

    1. Phil Avatar

      ✍🏼🎶 TY dear Robin 🙏🏻😊

  5. Kristallina Avatar

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

    1. Phil Avatar

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

    1. Phil Avatar

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

  6. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

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

    1. Phil Avatar

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

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

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

        1. Phil Avatar

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

          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            Thanks so much!!💖💖💖

  7. Harshi Avatar

    Simply beautiful! ❤

    1. Phil Avatar

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

  8. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    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. Phil Avatar

      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. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        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. Phil Avatar

          Cheers my dear friend! 🥂✨💐

          1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar


  9. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

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

    1. Phil Avatar

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

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