Tag: Carla Filipa Milho

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Não Há Metades” (Portuguese, meaning “There Are No Halves”) by Carla Milho – a very talented writer, lovely lady and good friend from Lisbon, Portugal – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Your magic charms
    Have captured me
    Now, what am I to do

    You warm my heart
    I can’t escape
    Feelings I know are true

    So far away
    I want you near
    Sharing time hand in hand

    That we may kiss
    On moonlit beach
    And lay down in the sand

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem

    Poem

    A good friend and wonderful writer hailing from Lisbon, Portugal, she is often the source of my inspiration – Carla Milho. I encourage you to visit her web site to enjoy reading her posts. Thanks very much!

    A Star Named Carla

    The cosmos, full of stars
    With one that shines so bright
    I draw upon the sky
    For her, my wish, this night

    A spell cast from afar
    Her beauty speaks to me
    One candle in the dark
    Her light is all I see

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

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


  • 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


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Forte é…” (Portuguese, meaning “Strong is…”), written by a talented writer, lovely lady and good friend from Lisbon, Carla Milho – wherein she speaks to courage and the importance of perseverance over negative influences – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Writing of challenges
    Encountered everyday
    It’s one win at a time
    Each victory, her way

    Her strength through courage shines
    In wielding sword and shield
    To keep bad folks at bay
    Whereby their fates are sealed

    With black leather jacket
    Wrapped in faded blue jean
    Humble in her beauty
    She’s a warrior and queen

    She is also the star whose light illuminates the landscape of my dreams.

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem in Response

    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.


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “By Chance” (translated: por un acaso), posted by a dear friend and wonderful writer from Portugal, Carla Milho – wherein she shares reasons for changing her nickname, formerly Red Warrior – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    In a land known as Lisbon
    Across the sea, set apart
    Hails a cute girl named Carla
    – a beautiful work of art

    Her skin, golden tan
    Her eyes, lovely green
    Her smile warms my heart
    …you know what I mean

    Like a school-kid with a crush
    Poems of love that never end
    Yet, I know she’s spoken for
    And extend my hand as friend

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem: Wishing on a Star

    Poem: Wishing on a Star

    I originally wrote this poem on December 22, 2020, in response to reading “Make a Wish to a Star and It Will Come True“, by Carla Milho, a very lovely lady and talented writer from Lisbon, Portugal. I then posted it on my site a few days later, as part of a compilation. And, now…freestanding.

    ⭐ 	A light to the east,
    	After dark
    	In the sky.
    
    🕊 	A dove is released,
    	And my wish
    	Came to fly.
    
    🙏 	Bound for the heavens,
    	With trust
    	In a prayer.
    
    ❤️ 	The woman I love,
    	With hope
    	We will share.

    © 2020 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a 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.


  • Poem of Wishing

    Poem of Wishing

    Wishing She Was Here

    I tossed a coin
    Into the drink
    Then, saw it splash
    And watched it sink

    To make a wish
    I hope comes true
    Deep in my heart
    – I dream of you

    Forgive me, please
    I carry on
    It happens all the time

    These thoughts of you
    Warming my day
    My love flows into rhyme

    I’ll blow a kiss
    Across the sea
    Wrapped with a bow
    To you, from me

    Until we meet
    Please hold it near
    And know that I
    wish you were here

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • 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 of Sharing

    Poem of Sharing

    Following correspondence with a dear friend and frequent source of inspiration – Carla Milho, a lovely lady and talented writer hailing from Lisbon, Portugal – I wrote this poem…

    Hearts in Hands of Time

    A locket lost in the sands of time
    On a beach, on a date, long ago
    As lovers captured a setting sun
    Holding hands, moving close, hearts aglow

    In the years since passed
    Now, a quiet life
    With the fire kept warm, alive

    Down memory lane
    As husband and wife
    Still in love, on a moonlight drive

    In the twilight between dusk and dawn
    Step by step, tracking prints, shifting sand
    Reflections on gold, one summer night
    Found again, on the beach, hand in hand

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    Happy Birthday Carla Milho 🥳🎂🎁

    A lovely lady from Lisbon, Portugal, Carla is a wonderful writer and a dear friend. Please visit her site to wish her a Happy Birthday 👋🏻

    The time has come to celebrate
    Share gifts and cake and love
    Wishing all the best for Carla
    With blessings from above

    At forty-six and in your stride
    The world at your command
    The time is now, to seize the day
    Pursue your dreams as planned

    So eat your cake, and smile and laugh
    This day belongs to you
    And share good times with all your friends
    Some old, and some brand new

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Poem in Response

    Carla is often a source of inspiration for me, to which, having read her writing yesterday entitled, “Ballerina“, I offer this poem in response…

    So beautiful your words
    As the heart from which they flow
    Your precious spirit true
    Dancing eyes of green aglow

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem: Inside a Dream

    Poem: Inside a Dream

    I started this poem early last evening, later finishing it in the dream of a beautiful woman I know…

    I stepped inside a dream, intense
    Night dark, to slip away
    To hold her near
    Beneath the stars
    And love her as she lay

    Asleep, then not, and back again
    We tossed across the sand
    On moonlit beach
    Wet in the waves
    Two hearts, one love at hand

    The rapture of a thousand stars
    Cast bright, forevermore
    Warm sky aglow
    To welcome back
    Our meeting at the shore

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem: On My Mind

    Poem: On My Mind

    She sees the world
    Through loving eyes
    A special place to be

    And as I gaze
    Into her eyes
    Her magic speaks to me

    A welcomed smile
    And cheerful laugh
    Enraptured by her ways

    If but one wish
    Were granted me
    With her, I’d share my days

    I wrestle words
    And read aloud
    Then put them in a poem

    She’s on my mind
    each waking breath
    Thoughts of a happy home

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Second Poem Published

    Second Poem Published

    Today, it’s my honor to annunciate that I’ve had poetry published on MasticadoresUSA. I’m grateful to site Editor Gabriela Marie Miltonthank you very much, Gabriela – for selecting my poem, which is entitled, She’s a Good Witch. Please do visit the site. Thanks!

    She’s a good witch
    The spells are real
    Her magic worked on me

    Within a wish
    She’d wink an eye
    And thoughts would come to be

    With no defense
    I’m at her whim
    And yes, she likes to play

    She wears me out
    Then props me up
    Each evening every day

    Don’t get me wrong
    I love her so
    And know she loves me too

    But she’s in charge
    This lovely witch
    Until the day is through

    She’s a good witch
    Her spells are real
    The magic works for me.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    Originally posted March 13, 2021.


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Short Story: The Time We Met

    Short Story: The Time We Met

    On an old cobblestone snickelway, a mild-mannered woman from the village happily daydreamed as she went about on her way to market.

    Often overlooked by passersby, she was a humble and quiet woman of slight stature whose clothes were second-hand, though very well kept. Her gait was graceful, and she carried herself with confidence.

    I’d seen her shopping before, filling her wicker basket with produce, sharing a shy smile though never conversation with others present.

    Sometime later, while reading a newspaper on a bench aside the street, I observed her walking in my direction, returning home with a stock of food.

    Soon, our eyes met and we shared a pleasant smile. She had the most beautiful eyes I’d ever seen, and I promptly stood to introduce myself. However, before I could speak, she reached forward towards me with her hand clasped.

    I watched as she slowly unfurled her palm, revealing a small analog timepiece and a tattoo, reading; “The best is yet to come”. Nodding in affirmation, and, with time to spare, I grinned while asking if she would allow me the privilege of carrying her groceries home.

    That was the first of many days that followed, during which time we spent countless hours together sharing experiences and happiness.

    Behind those big green eyes and shy smile resided a strong woman with a courageous soul, and a heart full of love – a kind, gentle spirit.

    She was truly one of a kind and it didn’t matter to me that she was mute – oftentimes, the most meaningful exchange between people who care for one another doesn’t require use of words to speak volumes.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.