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  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    This haiku was inspired by a lovely woman and good friend, Annabel. She’s a professional dancer & choreographer, and also a gifted poetess. I encourage guests to visit her web site to enjoy her creative writings – thanks very much!

    She dances on clouds
    Melting snow from mountain peaks
    Cascading beauty

    ☀️

    © 2023 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem for a Friend

    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 unsplash.com.

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


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “The Dance“, written by the talented and lovely Floridian poetess, Holly Hunter – in which a beautiful redhead at the Sad Café holds the light of her heart in her hand – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Rhythm in waves
    They found the beach
    To make the moon their own

    Two hearts as one
    One dance in sync
    In love, never alone

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Update: I’ve added a second writing, Poem in Response: Part II.


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Flor d’Luna (Moonflower), by Santana (1977)


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Golden Pink Gone“, written by the talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein her happiness stems from an admiration of beauty and peacefulness (rather than the frivolous), sharing photographs of local sights – I was inspired to write this poem…

    The time you take to share
    With steady gait, to reminisce
    A beauty that’s alive
    Your town, in hues of golden bliss

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Transcendance by Santana (1977) – see lyrics here.


  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    This poem was written for a very talented and lovely poetess hailing from Florida, Holly Hunter. She’s a friend who often brings a smile to my face, and a source of inspiration. I encourage you to visit her web site, House of Heart, to enjoy her creative writings – thank you!

    Her smile across the stars
    Shines light to warm my heart
    So heavenly the glow
    Holly – a work of art

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Rhododendron

    Flower in the Mountains

    Enjoy my artistic rendition of this beautiful Rhododendron flower, photographed while hiking in the Smoky Mountains at Laurel Falls during the spring season. You can visit these galleries for great prints and more…

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  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Maravilha” (Portuguese, meaning “The Wonderful”) by a beautiful and talented writer hailing from Lisbon, Portugal, Carla Milho – wherein she conveys sentiments of love, sincerity & happiness – I was inspired to write this haiku…

    Crafted with magic
    Drawing two hearts together
    An artist of love

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    Magic Carpet Ride – by Steppenwolf (1968) – see lyrics here


  • Shoutout to a Friend

    Shoutout to a Friend

    Creativity may be expressed in content which is cultivated, or that which is spontaneous, including through conversation…as follows.

    Flashback September 25, 2021

    I had just finished reading “Heart Beats on a City Street“, written by Michele Lee Sefton – a lovely author and poetess hailing from the Sonoran Desert of Arizona – when I saw a picture of her taking a photograph at night in the city.

    Having observed images posted on her site, Michele looks wonderful wearing blue jeans! I alluded to such in my comments responding to her cited writing, above, to which she noted, “Maybe Levi’s will endorse my site.”

    Her remark inspired me to write this storyline for a hypothetical Levi Strauss blue jeans commercial, subsequently pitched to the company:

    Imagine…it’s nighttime on a poorly lit street, with a steady pulse of background sounds from the city and steam wafting from manhole covers. The camera pans left, stopping to focus on the shadowy silhouette of a beautiful blonde woman wearing a cowgirl hat and boots, black top, and, yes, a pair of well-fitting Levi’s. She slowly saunters forward under a dim streetlight, when suddenly – the crashing sound of a metal trash can lid hitting the pavement! She makes a quick quarter-turn, drawing her DSLR camera as if it were a gun from a holster, and snaps a shot of a cat racing away with fish bones clenched in its teeth. The camera zooms in for a close-up scene of her face, as she remarks, “Here’s looking at you, cat”. She raises her camera, winks to the TV camera, and, resembling a gun having been fired, blows the smoke away from her lens. Then, Levi’s runs their slogan on-screen, perhaps in conjunction with the camera maker.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photos from unsplash.com – jeans & street (Phoenix sidewalk at night).


  • Poem: Her Lovely Smile

    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 unsplash.com.

    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.


  • Beautiful Silhouette

    Beautiful Silhouette


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Remember This…” by Carla Milho – a good friend and wonderful writer from Lisbon, Portugal – wherein she speaks to the strength of love, I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    Until the End

    The star I see
    Within your eyes
    Grows bright across the land

    Straight from my heart
    Through spoken word
    I’m asking for your hand

    Please take this ring
    And put it on
    Let’s walk together, now

    From here to there
    Until the end
    In love, let’s make this vow

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Oftentimes, creative people excel in several areas. This is the case with my beautiful friend from India – Mukti Masih. I’ve enjoyed reading her poetry, and, seeing her wonderful paintings, was inspired to write this short poem:

    She stood by a wall
    A wall with her art

    I marveled at both
    Felt warmth in my heart

    A camp on the lake
    Moonlit glowing skies

    Reflections of light
    From stars, and her eyes

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Living Green and Dancing with Love” by Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – in which she speaks about food, nurturing gardens and family – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    Your stature as poet, inspirational
    Your beauty in dance, divine

    Your thumb in the garden, green
    A woman of talent, impressively fine.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem: She Placed a Star

    Poem: She Placed a Star

    I wrote this poem for a friend who is a frequent source of inspiration, Mukti Masih – a published poetess, freelance writer and beautiful woman from India…

    I watched as she placed a star in the night sky
    Fixed by her gentle touch, as though meant to be
    Brilliantly aglow in its constellation
    Within my heart, I have a space for Mukti

    I read her verse
    A birthday gift
    The words rang true, indeed

    If I may ask
    Just one more time
    I’ll listen and pay heed

    Please hear my call
    Through prayer today
    Desires of the heart

    To find a way
    And bridge the gap
    Together, make a start

    Eternity so long, when love lives alone
    Like an empty house, with one room but no phone

    Longing for her voice
    As the day draws near
    Both hands, hand-in-hand
    Our path ahead clear

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

    As true today as the first day it was stated, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This colorful typographic design features my digital rendition of abstract expressionist painting, somewhat similar to Jackson Pollock.

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