Phil Perkins Photography

Poem for a Friend

This poem was written for Annabel, a very talented and beautiful poetess residing in California. An exquisite dancer and friend whose smile melts my heart, she’s also a source of inspiration. Please visit her site to enjoy her creative writings – thank you!

Drifting by night, into a dream
I saw her standing there –
Beside the sea
Under a moon
Gold stardust in her hair

Hers are the words I long to hear
In rapture of the heart
Each welcoming
Our warm embrace
Forming a work of art

The day did dawn, as I arose
Reflecting on her spell
Deep down inside
I wish for her
– the lovely Annabel

© 2023 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

Sweet Thing, by Van Morrison (1969) – see lyrics here.


18 responses to “Poem for a Friend”

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Bryan 👍

  1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

    What a sweet tribute to your friend Phil, my Poetic Master Photographer. I know Annabel is honored that you respect and think so highly of her. That’s inspiration! 🥰💖🍯🌺🌞

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, my sweet friend Kym ~ much appreciated! 🍯🤗🌹

      1. Kym Gordon Moore Avatar

        Oh you are so very welcome my dear! Hugs and smooches! 🥳🍯😃✍🏼💞

  2. gsilvosa63 Avatar

    I read the poem and I felt like I was singing it in my head.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Geo & Del 👍

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, my dear friend Inge! 🤗🌹

      1. Richard Reeve Avatar

        Nothing like a friend.

        1. Phil Avatar

          Thanks Richard 👍

  3. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Such a beautiful tribute to your friend Phil. so beautiful💞

    1. Phil Avatar

      So kind of you to say, my dear friend Cindy ~ thank you! 🤗🌹

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome my dear friend!! 💞

  4. Annabel Avatar

    Thank you so much, Phil, for this stunning poetic gift! I am very flattered and honoured by your kindness and generosity🥰. This beautiful surprise from you is well received, though I humbled myself before such praise😊.

    Sending much gratitude, appreciation, and best wishes to you!🌻

    1. Phil Avatar

      There’s no better way to start the day than with your lovely smile and kind words! 🥰 Thank you, Annabel, and you’re certainly most welcome ~ I’m so glad that you enjoyed my poem for you! 🥳

      You’re a treasure and I appreciate your friendship! Be blessed, keep dry and TY 📧 dear.

  5. Giannis Pit Avatar

    Very nice poem, Phil.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Giannis 👍

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