Tag: life

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Superstition Mountain“, written by the talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she draws spiritual nourishment, perspective and resolve in visiting majestic mountains near Phoenix – I was inspired to write this poem…

    At golden hour
    Above the sands
    Old spirits join in song

    From mountain tops
    Upon the wind
    As one, with you – stand strong

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Couldn’t Stand the Weather, by Stevie Ray Vaughan (1984) – see lyrics here.


  • Poem: Tree Fort

    Poem: Tree Fort

    I built a fort
    High in a tree
    A place to chill
    Relax, carefree

    Of wood and nails
    With steps and rails
    An oasis off the grid

    All pieces found
    – scattered around
    On the budget of a kid

      Now, times have changed
      That space seems small
      Yet the dream remains full-scale

      And so I drift
      To yesteryear
      Chasing mountains on a trail

      © 2022 Phil Perkins


      PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

      Rocky Mountain High – by John Denver (1972) – see lyrics here


    • 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.

      You can discover a variety of prints and products available in the following shops: Pixels, ArtPal, Redbubble, ArtFlakes and Tee Public.

      Thanks for stopping by!


    • Poem in Response

      Poem in Response

      Having read “To the Oak Tree“, penned by the lovely and talented poetess, Annabel, a dear friend and frequent source of my inspiration – wherein she speaks of nature, love and loyalty – I wrote this poem in response…

      Together, through roots and shoots
      Sharing seasons in the sun
      Majestic beauty unfolds
      With each ring, we grow as one

      © 2022 Phil Perkins


      PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

      ↱ You can read the lyrics here


    • 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.


    • Poem

      Poem

      Time is Precious

      Time is precious
      It’s of the essence
      It’s here, then gone
      From adolescence

      The time you have
      And the time you take
      The things you’ve done
      And the plans you make
      The sights you’ve seen
      Now a memory
      And what’s to come
      Yet a fantasy

      Time marches on
      Though nary a sound
      Hands on the wall
      Each day spin around

      Time is fleeting
      Take note and behold
      Lessons in life
      With age, growing old

      Make your time count
      To be a good friend
      Share happiness
      And love to the end

      © 2022 Phil Perkins

      You might also enjoy reading another poem I wrote about time, entitled “A Distant Time“. It was published on July 12, 2021.


      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 in Response

      Poem in Response

      Having read “Lend Me Your Poem” by talented poetess, dancer and friend Annabel – wherein she speaks of life, light and love – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

      Lend me a pen
      And I’ll write you a poem

      Lend me your hand
      Under starlight we’ll roam

      Aloft of clouds
      As light as a feather

      Burgeoning hearts
      Drawn closer together

      © 2021 Phil Perkins


      PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


    • Poem

      Poem

      A Distant Time

      Before I go
      I’ll skip a stone
      Rings counted in the wake

      Look back and smile
      Before I go
      Reflections on the lake

      The time has come
      Beyond the fields
      My journey starts today

      No wish to wait
      The time has come
      Forthwith and underway…

      A house of clouds
      Above the hill
      Its door propped open wide

      I say my prayers
      Then cross my heart
      Up stairs, to step inside

      © 2021 Phil Perkins


      PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


    • Slice of Earth

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      Silhouette of an an abstract land mass with a person and tree, traveling on a journey through a sun-filled atmosphere toward the stars…

      Whether you’re looking for a gift to give to family members, friends, or something for yourself, you’ll find a plethora of products available in my shops, including: wall art, furniture, home decor, bed & bath, tabletop, office, tech, apparel & bags, outdoor & lifestyle, accessories, stationary, face masks, etc.. Essentially, everything under the sun.

      Thank you for stopping by and shopping – I appreciate your patronage!


    • Earth And Sky

      Surreal Scene


      Enjoy my creative rendition of planet Earth floating under a clouded atmosphere, above an expansive ocean with an abstract stack of rocks. Find products in these shops:

      Society 6, Redbubble, Pixels, ArtFlakes


    • Hiking Quote

      Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

      Henry David Thoreau


    • Believe

      Believe

      Career. Faith. Courage. Life. Etc.. Whatever you’re doing now or have planned for the future, it’s important to have confidence and to believe! If you enjoy this typographic design, then visit my shops at Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels for some great products!


    • Famous Quotes

      Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

      Dr. Suess

    • Hiking Quote

      We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

      Henry David Thoreau