Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: haiku

  • 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.


  • Gems of Nature

    Gems of Nature

    Shallow water laps up onto shore, then recedes back into the lake. Eventually, small common stones become smooth. Seen here in a few inches of water along the coast of Lake Superior, this photograph might be the perfect accent piece you’ve been looking for. To see prints and other items available featuring my photography, you can visit these shops…

    Haiku

    Water with wrinkles
    Natural beauty reflects
    Gems tumbled in time

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    And It Stoned Me, by Van Morrison (1970) – see lyrics here.


  • Haiku

    Haiku

    Today is the day
    Put your plans into action
    Time waits for no one

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…


  • Haiku: Time Travel

    Thinking about space after reading an article (Big Bang Impossible: Galaxies that weren’t supposed to exist) outlining recent observations from the James Webb Space Telescope, I woke up this morning and wrote this poem…

    Haiku

    One stone, then again
    Human lineage transcends
    Astronaut sojourn

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    Space Debris

    You can find my original artwork on a variety of great products when you visit these shops: Society 6, Redbubble, Tee Public, Pixels and Cafepress. Thank you!


    Music

    Space Oddity by David Bowie (1969) – see lyrics here.


  • Above the Clouds

    Above the Clouds

    Haiku

    High above the clouds
    Evergreens embrace the sun
    Expansive nature

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Prints

    View from Clingmans Dome in North Carolina – prints available here.


    Song for Today

    Carolina in My Mind, by James Taylor (1969) – see lyrics here.


  • 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


  • Haiku

    Haiku

    Once more, as before
    Her beauty draws pen to hand
    Déjà vu haiku

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Abstract Compact Disks

    Abstract Compact Disks

    Digital collage artwork of melting musical compact disks, with grunge effects and abstract typographic overlay. You can visit these galleries for great products:

    Haiku

    CD’s in the sun
    Melting songs some sang for fun
    Digitally spun

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After seeing Draadklossen (Dutch language, meaning Bobbins), a creative composition by my dear friend, Inge David – she’s a wonderful photographer from Belgium who specializes in black and white, especially interesting automotive and macro captures – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Haiku

    Threading clear insight
    Through her photographic eye
    Stitching life in stills

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com


  • Haiku

    Haiku

    I think I've got something!
       What is it?
    
    A haiku.
       God bless you!
    
    No, it's a poem.
       Have you had it long...is it contagious?

    Like the common cold
    It is nothing to sneeze at
    – words may serve to heal

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    See lyrics here → On the Road to Find Out, by Cat Stevens (1970)


  • Power of Water

    Power of Water

    This photograph features cascades on the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Many prints are available for your home, office, or, as a gift to give to family and/or friends, when you visit my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble. There are other items to see, also. Thanks!

    Haiku

    Currents in concourse
    Chaotic, carving cascades
    Creating contours

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


  • Water Always Wins

    Water Always Wins

    This is a saying which I first heard from my father, and this photograph – taken along Lynn Camp Prong in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee – is illustrative. If interested, you can visit my shops at Pixels, Redbubble, ArtFlakes and ArtPal, for great prints and gifts!

    I’ve also written poetry which is available on a poster at Zazzle – simply scroll to the bottom to select the best suited custom size.

    Haiku

    Chasing gravity
    Carving its path in a race
    Water always wins

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


  • Haiku

    Haiku

    Based on her comment regarding my recent visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway, in North Carolina, the talented & lovely Arizonian poetess – Michele Lee Sefton – provided inspiration for me to write this poem:

    Morning in Mountains

    Drawn to dawn of day
    Nature reveals her beauty
    Rejoice in warm love

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    This photograph is available on prints in my gallery.



  • Haiku: Cascading Words

    Haiku: Cascading Words

    The following haiku was inspired by a friend, poetess and author Michele Lee Sefton, relating to her writers retreat in the Cascades…

    A pen in the pines
    Poetic vision sublime
    Heartstrings into lines

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Haiku: Moonlight

    Haiku: Moonlight

    Illumination
    Moonlight stirs natures spirit
    In waves on the sand

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.