Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: nostalgia

  • Poem: Fields of Green

    Poem: Fields of Green

    When once we played in fields of green
    Grand meadows and summer sun
    In Chuck Taylors with torn blue jeans
    Climbing trees and having fun
    
       Street hockey on a vacant lot
       Sailing frisbees through the air
       Building sand castles near the lake
       Living life without a care
    
    Now, days are short and time precious
    Yet the child inside still plays
    Drifting on dreams of yesteryear
    To the spring of happy days

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Reelin’ In The Years by Steely Dan (1972) – see lyrics here.

    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

    Having read “Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright” by a talented poetess and dear friend from California, Cindy Georgakas – wherein she interweaves beautiful imagery with hopeful, endearing assurances – I was inspired to write this poem…

    She sloshes in galoshes
    Wading ankle-deep into memories

    Fond reflections splashed with love
    Buoy her spirits, like a summer breeze

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Summer Breeze – by Seals & Crofts (1972) / see lyrics here


  • 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


  • Vintage Beach Scene

    Vintage Beach Scene

    This old photograph features a beach and lighthouse on Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula – Marquette, Michigan – which was formerly referred to as “Michigan Beach”. It’s a beautiful area, though somewhat cold (note the absence of people actually in the water). You can see prints and more in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Muted Castle“, by talented poetess, dancer and dear friend Annabel – wherein she speaks to personal experiences of relocation, love and memories of her homeland – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    Through wind and rain
    Your words retain
    A soothing sound of love

    Despite hardship
    This distant trip
    A godsend from above

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Summer Sailing

    Summer Sailing

    Visit my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle to enjoy products featuring this stylized vintage photograph of a sailboat on the Pacific Ocean, as seen from Hermosa Beach, CA. Happy sailing!


  • Reflections

    Reflections

    Vintage graphic design of nature through photography, as a late afternoon sun reflects across the glistening waters of Lake Superior, on a bay in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. See more.


  • Catch Me If You Can

    Catch Me If You Can

    The race is on, across the field to the woods – “last one is a rotten egg”! Enjoy this nostalgic, vintage sepia tone photography of three children running for the fun of it. Based on a photograph from Unsplash with a Creative Commons Zero license, several modifications were added using Photoshop, including a faded watercolor frame. Prints and more are available in my gallery at Pixels…stop by for a visit!


  • Vintage Hermosa Beach, California

    Vintage Hermosa Beach, California

    Enjoy this vintage sepia tone photograph of a sandy beach along the Pacific Ocean at the pier in Hermosa Beach, California. Visit my gallery at Pixels to secure a print (framed, canvas, metal, acrylic, poster) as a decorative addition to a wall in your home, or at the office. Many customization options are available to make it your own!