Poem for a Friend

This poem was written for Holly Hunter, a beautiful woman and talented poetess hailing from Florida. She’s a frequent source of my inspiration, a dear friend and someone whose company I truly appreciate. Please visit her site at House of Heart to enjoy her creative writings – thank you!

On astral winds
She drifts sublime
Across a starlit sky

Southern beauty
- Floridian
The apple of my eye

   Her waves of red
   Long, lustrous hair
   Accentuate delight

   Her gorgeous smile
   Spreads happiness
   Warming my heart at night

A cosmic trail
The path with which I'll flow

So, if one day
She welcomes me
Two hearts, as one, may grow

© 2023 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Year of the Cat, by Al Stewart (1976) – see lyrics here.

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.


21 responses to “Poem for a Friend”

    1. Thank you, dear Indira 🤗🌹

  1. What a beautiful poem, Phil. It is so special to have and connect to someone who flows with inspiration and encourages your muse. Bravo my friend and have a FANtabulous day! 🌞🍯😎🌺📷😊

    1. You’re most kind ~ thanks very much, dear Kym & you as well 🤗🌹

      1. You’re welcome and it’s my pleasure my Poetic Master Photographer! 😎📷🥰🍯😍

  2. Phil, this is so beautiful and ethereal, your creativity in the arts is only surpassed by your kind generosity 🌺 I’m delighted, thank you so much.
    I absolutely love “Year of the Cat” too! You’ve brightened my day. 🌹🤗

    1. You’re most welcome, dear Holly! 🌺 The gifts that you share – inspiration, your beautiful smile, conversation & creative poetic talent – always make me smile and enriches my day. I think that you’re a treasure and I’m grateful for your friendship! And, you also make the best coffee. 😉 I do appreciate your kind words ~ thank you so much. 🌹🤗

      1. It is I who am most grateful for your amazing friendship dear Phil. I love the way you take the time to express your thoughts in the most beautiful poetic form. I’m so fortunate along with so many to know and appreciate you. ❤️🌹

        1. You are as sweet as honey, beautiful Holly ~ thank you! 🌷 A kindness of character, generosity of spirit, creative soul, natural beauty – and, I could go on. I love your poetry and value your friendship, my dear. ❤️

          1. Sending love dear Phil. 💫❤️

            1. My day keeps getting better, thanks to you ~ you’re the best my friend! Sending love dear Holly. 💫❤️

  3. Wow, Phil, this is so exquisite!

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

  4. Beautiful poem dear Phil!

    1. Thank you, my dear friend Inge ~ much appreciated! 🤗🌹

    1. Thank you, Vijay 👍

  5. What a lovely poem that Holly is most deserving of Phil and no doubt still sailing from. So kind how you honor your friends beauty and talent! 💞

    1. Yes, I think that Holly is wonderful. And, you’re a sweetheart, my dear friend Cindy! TY 💞xo

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