Tag: Dreams

  • Journey From Earth

    Typographic artwork featuring the Latin phrase, “Non est ad astra mollis e terris via”. Translation: There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.

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  • 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 “Let Me Sing You a Lullaby” by the talented and beautiful Californian poetess, Annabel – wherein she recounts an appreciation of kindness, love and guidance, as received through the song of an angel – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Like a message in a bottle
    Sealed with a kiss and set adrift
    Words flow from your heart, so lovely
    – poetic bliss, shared as a gift

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photos from unsplash.com: one, two

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Burn Brightly” by the talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein her inspirational poetic prose speaks to self-confidence, aspirations, and to make hay while the sun shines – I wrote this short poem…

    She arose, this desert rose
    As the sun in silhouette
    Bridging space with song, in dance
    Center stage, without regret

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    “Listen to the Music” – by The Doobie Brothers (1972) / see lyrics

  • 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.

  • Song for Today

    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 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: Daydreaming

    Poem: Daydreaming

    We’ve all daydreamed at one time or another, drifting into a pleasant vision or wishful scenario of ones imagination. This poem speaks to such moments and compliments a lovely woman from India – Mukti Masih. She’s an accomplished writer and business Head of Content, a friend who is frequently the source of my inspiration, and the woman of my dreams…

    She entered a dream that was dreamed long ago
      A vision of beauty dancing in my mind
    An Indian woman whose name is Mukti
      Both poet and artist, and one of a kind
    
    I pinched myself twice
      Combed the sky for a star
    My wish, happiness
      With her light from afar
    
    On paper in pen
      I opened up my heart
    To longhand these words
      Emotions, to impart
    
    In seventeen years
      I awoke from this dream
    With her, by my side
      Sipping spiced chai with cream
    
    She poured me a cup
      As I looked in her eyes
    Good things can come true
      In a wink, by surprise
    
    © 2021 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.

  • Song for Today

  • Song for Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.