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  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Taking Strolls in Shillong“, written by my friend Mukti Masih, a beautiful poetess, Christian, successful entrepreneur and chai-totaler hailing from Indore, India – wherein she shares rewarding experiences while walking in the capital city of Meghalaya – I was inspired to write this poem…

    The call of Shillong
    Resounds in your heart
    Through words from the Lord
    With which to impart

    © 2023 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

    Show and Tell, by Al Wilson (1973) – see lyrics here.

  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

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

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “How a workation from Shillong looked like” by Mukti Masih, a very beautiful poetess, Christian, chai-totaler and successful Content Writer from Indore, India – wherein she recounts a visit to one of her favorite cities while working to complete a second book – I was inspired to write this short poem in response…

    By wi-fi she works
    From the mountains of Shillong
    In the markets and parks, then back home

    Unlocking her words
    That her heart may sing on key
    Through prayer, by her love, in a poem

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Steps

    Based on a photograph, this digital rendition of an architecturally interesting array of steps reminds me of graphic artwork by the famous M.C. Escher. You can discover some cool stuff available in these shops: Redbubble, ArtPal and Pixels. Thank you!

  • 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

    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 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

  • 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

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Old Mays” by poetess Mukti Masih, of India – where she profoundly conveys the transformative influence of love with memories old and new – I was inspired to write this short poem…

    Like the warm glow of moonlight
    Illuminating the night

    Or, flowers so bountiful
    In blossom, so beautiful

    May with questions, you receive
    The truth you seek, and believe

    Your heart light with happiness
    Sharing peace and love, God bless

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    I wrote this poem for a friend in India, Mukti Masih – a Christian, chai-totaler, published poetess, freelance writer, business Head of Content, and, someone who inspires me. I encourage you to visit her web site.

    If I were married
    With kids and a lot
    I’d wish for someone
    Who has what she’s got

    A thoughtful woman
    Beautiful and smart
    Who cherishes God
    Through faith in her heart

    So splendid the words
    In poems wrapped with love
    And hope, which she shares
    Endowed from above

    She’s a role model
    By the name Mukti
    Writing with impact

    Please visit her site
    Your company, too
    For content that works
    Perspective anew

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Tiger Print A-line Dress

    Tiger Print A-line Dress

    Step out in style with this tiger print a-line dress, available in my gallery at Redbubble. Made in the USA with a loose, swing shape for an easy, flowy fit, it’s 97% polyester and 3% elastane woven fabric for a silky handfeel. Print covers entire front and back panel. Check it out…

  • Pop Art Elephant

    Pop Art Elephant

    Enjoy this pop art digital watercolor painting, featuring the silhouette of a walking elephant with a colorful bokeh effect. I created this design using both Adobe Photoshop and Filter Forge. Guests are encouraged to visit my galleries at Redbubble, Society 6 and Fine Art America to discover a wide variety of interesting items!

    Similarly, see a Pop Art Giraffe and Pop Art Rhinoceros in this series.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Crowded Streets

    Crowded Streets

    Not to be mistaken for a quiet setting in the countryside, this crowded urban street scene in New Delhi, India, is bustling with pedestrians and small, self-propelled vehicles. Without an visible traffic signs, it’s fair to assume that driver’s licenses are also few and far between – better watch your toes! This design is based on a photograph and is available on a variety of print types in my gallery at Fine Art America…check it out!