Poem in Response

Having read “Amanhã Talvez” (Portuguese, meaning “Maybe Tomorrow”), written by a talented writer, lovely woman and good friend hailing from Lisbon, Carla Milho – wherein she contemplates meaningful expressions of emotion, aspiring to the present (carpe diem) rather than tomorrow – I was inspired to write this poem…

It’s what she has
Inside her heart
That makes mine skip a beat

Her good nature
And precious soul
Accentuate the sweet

She’s the one who warms my heart
And the light by which I see
What it means to be alive
Here and now, and yet to be

Green eyes serene, her pair is nice
– a golden slice of paradise

To make it four and evermore
Two happy hearts, to underscore

I pen these words
With hope she’ll read
This message of the heart

That if someday
We ever meet
In love, we’ll never part

© 2022 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


31 responses to “Poem in Response”

    1. Thank you, dear Dawn ~ much appreciated! 🤗

    1. Thanks very much, dear Tatiana 🤗🌹

  1. Breathtakingly romantic and loving! I am sure the day has light up for whoever resonates! 💗 beautiful sharing, Phil!

    1. Thank you, my friend! You are as kind as you are beautiful (very much), and I appreciate your comments. So glad you enjoyed my poem, dear Annabel. Wishing for you a wonderful Wednesday ~ Cheers! 🥂☺💖🌻

      1. I am taking your lovely compliment most delightfully, Phil! You are decorating my cloudy 🌥 Wednesday with smiles and lights! 🥳🥂

        1. That’s very nice to hear, Annabel, as you so often brighten my mornings with your lovely smile and comments! I appreciate you, my friend ~ thank you! 💗

  2. Oh what a beautiful poem in response my Poetic Master Photographer! 📷 I checked out Carla’s poem and loved it. You complemented it magnificently. Oh, and you just had to throw in the Isley Brothers to groove the rest of the way eh? 🎵🎤🎶 What a delightful way to end such endearing inspiration my friend. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    1. Cool breeze, my dear friend Kym! I’m so glad you like this poem, and appreciate your kind words ~ thank you very much! 🤗🌹 Yes, indeed, one of the all-time greats…The Isley Brothers 😎🎶🎵

      1. Talk about a mellow jam for the day, and you are so very welcome oh Poetic Master Photographer! 📷 Enjoy the rest of your day my friend. 😊🌺🤗🌟🤩

        1. TY dear Kym, and back atcha 😊🌺🤗🌟🤩

  3. Really beautiful! 👌👍

    1. Thanks very much, dear Inge 🤗🌹

  4. You are a rare and talented person… A sweet gentleman that I have the best luck of having as a good and great friend ❤️❤️❤️thank you so much ✨✨✨😊

    1. You are most welcome & it’s my honor, dear Carla. 🌹 I think you are an exceptional lady, whose friendship I greatly value and appreciate! ❤️❤️❤️ More than anyone, you continue to inspire me through your writings and friendship, and you always make it easy for me to smile ✨✨✨😊 TY!!!

      1. Oh thank you so much my dear, I wish you a wonderful night, sweet dreams ✨✨✨✨😘😘🌹

        1. Thank you too, my dear ~ sweet dreams ✨✨✨😘😘🌹🌹

  5. As always Phil, it is a wonderful poem that slides off your tongue so beautifully and I know Carla will be beaming! You are always such a good friend to all of us! Great song my friend.

    1. Thanks very much, sweet Cindy 🍯 Yes, Carla did like the poem, which brought a smile to my face. I appreciate your kind words, my dear friend, and I’m glad you also like the music 😎🎶🎵 Have a great day! 💖

      1. You’re so welcome! love that .. always ! 💖

  6. A beautiful poem, my dear Phil!!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much, my dear Balle ~ I’m glad you like it, and appreciate your kind comments. Wishing for you a great Thursday, my friend! 😍

      1. Your pictures are always very nice 😊 Thank you dear Phil ❤️ I wish you a very nice Thursday too 🤗

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