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Poem in Response

There are times I feel I should refrain
From the sounds that drum as rhyme
Yet, your beauty shines through poetry
Like your smile, your words sublime

Having read “Twilight’s First Blush“, written by a lovely poetess and friend from the Valley of the Sun, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she conveys a romantic recollection at dawn & shares her welcomed sense of humor – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

On a late night cruise
To a rendezvous
Just seventeen miles or so

It’s the magic hour
When night fades to day
And the cock begins to crow

In romantic waves
Rhythm fills the air
Glances cast amorously

Soon, a warm embrace
On the edge of love
Two hearts sing in rhapsody

Til the morning draws
Colors peach to blue
As faint starlight blinks farewell

Cheers, to drift once more
On this desert sea
Over sand and under spell

© 2022 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from


22 responses to “Poem in Response”

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Vijay 👍

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, Jay 👍

  1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    Awww, what a beautiful inspirational response to Michele’s wonderful poem Phil. 🤗 I know she’s honored for this recognition and thank you for paying such an endearing tribute to her and how her message resonated with you and us. And honey, you picked out a fantastic musical accompaniment from one of my favorites from Spiro Gyra! Ooh-la-la! Have a lovely day my friend. 🎶🎺😎🎸🤩🎹🥰✨🌞

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, dear Kym ~ I’m glad you enjoyed my poem, as well as the Spiro Gyra musical accompaniment 😎🎶🎺🎵 I appreciate your kind words & wish you a wonderful day my friend. 🤗🌹

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        Thank you Phil. Cheers! 🤗🥂😊💖😘

        1. Phil Avatar

          Cheers, dear Kym! 🥂✨😘

  2. Saima.SK Avatar

    Nice poem, Phil🙂

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, dear Saima 🙂

  3. Michele Lee Avatar

    Your poem has a lovely twilight vibe, Phil! Set to sea, not land. 🚢 To know I played a part in inspiring your lines is a treat! A thoughtful and generous poetic gesture. Thank you.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, lovely Arizonian poetess Michele! It is a magical time of day, and I think that the sea worked well. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful words, as well as your creative aura from which I continue to draw inspiration. It’s always a pleasure to read your poetry, and I also enjoy your witty sense of humor. Best wishes for a splendid day, my friend! 🌞🌹

  4. Inge David Avatar

    Nice poem! Have a great day dear Phil!

    1. Phil Avatar

      So kind of you to say, my dear friend Inge! Dankjewel, en ik wens jou ook een fijne dag! 🌹🤗

  5. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Such a beautiful poem Phil and lovely support for Michele’s work.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks so much, dear Cindy ~ I always appreciate your kind comments & I’m glad you like it! Have a great day my friend 😙🌹

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome Phil. It’s a pleasure my friend. thanks so much!💖💖💖

        1. Phil Avatar

          You’re very welcome, my sweet friend Cindy ✅ TY 💖

  6. Mây Bắc Mỹ Avatar
    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, dear Mây 🤗🌹

  7. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    You are so multi-talented, Phil! This is vivid and beautiful, the perfect response! ☺

    1. Phil Avatar

      You are so sweet, Tiffany 🍯 and I’m glad you like my poem! I just wish I could have finished this one in less than 24-hours! 😂 Thanks a bunch my friend, and I wish for you a splendid weekend 😍

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