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  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Loved Like Roses“, written by the beautiful Holly Hunter, a very talented poetess and friend hailing from The Sunshine State – wherein love is nurtured and flourishes in a summer garden – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    Flowing curves, under pen
    Laced of ink rippling wet
    Words converge, fresh with love
    Roses bloom in duet

    © 2023 Phil Perkins

    PHOTOT CREDIT: modified photo from

    Melissa, by The Allman Brothers Band (1972) – see lyrics here.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    Flowers and a pink heart with wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day 2023

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    This poem was written for Annabel, a very talented and beautiful poetess residing in California. An exquisite dancer and friend whose smile melts my heart, she’s also a source of inspiration. Please visit her site to enjoy her creative writings – thank you!

    Drifting by night, into a dream
    I saw her standing there –
    Beside the sea
    Under a moon
    Gold stardust in her hair

    Hers are the words I long to hear
    In rapture of the heart
    Each welcoming
    Our warm embrace
    Forming a work of art

    The day did dawn, as I arose
    Reflecting on her spell
    Deep down inside
    I wish for her
    – the lovely Annabel

    © 2023 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

    Sweet Thing, by Van Morrison (1969) – see lyrics here.

  • 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

  • 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

    ↱ 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

    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 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

  • 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

  • Black and White Forest

    Black and White Forest

    Birds sing from the trees as dappled morning sunshine filters through the forest in this black and white photograph, taken at Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Prints and other gifts are available in my shops at Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels. Thanks.

  • Reblog & Link but Don’t Copy


    Reblogging is a common function built into WordPress, used to both share content as well as to increase traffic by displaying interesting posts for ones viewing audience.

    Some WordPress site owners choose to discourage other users from sharing their posts, however, by visiting Tools > Marketing > and unchecking the “Show reblog button” option. While this broadly prevents reblogging, at present it is still possible for others to reblog content through The Reader, clicking the “Share” button and selecting their site.

    With the growing prevalence of block patterns in use, though, reblogging can at times produce an unpredictable display, as some themes don’t yet adequately accommodate these new features.


    Rather than reblogging, a user may instead choose to link to someones content. And, it’s easy to do so properly without copying the work (i.e., art, design or photography) of others.


    Suppose that you wanted to link to my post on April 22, 2021 entitled, “A Lesson About Friendship“. You’ll need to include the following information –

    • the post link
    • the image address

    The post link is displayed in the URL address bar:

    To find the image address, use your mouse to right click on the posted image (here, my photograph of a horse) and select “Copy Image Address”:

    Now, create a new post. Use the same or modified title (e.g., “A Lesson About Friendship” or “A Lesson About Friendship – Perkins Designs”) and add an image by typing “/image” (if using the Block Editor), or choosing the add image icon (if using the Classic Editor). Next, choose “Insert from URL”, and paste the image address. Doing so, you’ll see the horse photograph appear within your post only (not in your media library).

    Lastly, add attribution by connecting the post link with the source text, such as: “Source – Perkins Designs“.

    Hopefully, this practical information may prove to be useful. Thanks!

  • 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

  • Short Story: The Time We Met

    Short Story: The Time We Met

    On an old cobblestone snickelway, a mild-mannered woman from the village happily daydreamed as she went about on her way to market.

    Often overlooked by passersby, she was a humble and quiet woman of slight stature whose clothes were second-hand, though very well kept. Her gait was graceful, and she carried herself with confidence.

    I’d seen her shopping before, filling her wicker basket with produce, sharing a shy smile though never conversation with others present.

    Sometime later, while reading a newspaper on a bench aside the street, I observed her walking in my direction, returning home with a stock of food.

    Soon, our eyes met and we shared a pleasant smile. She had the most beautiful eyes I’d ever seen, and I promptly stood to introduce myself. However, before I could speak, she reached forward towards me with her hand clasped.

    I watched as she slowly unfurled her palm, revealing a small analog timepiece and a tattoo, reading; “The best is yet to come”. Nodding in affirmation, and, with time to spare, I grinned while asking if she would allow me the privilege of carrying her groceries home.

    That was the first of many days that followed, during which time we spent countless hours together sharing experiences and happiness.

    Behind those big green eyes and shy smile resided a strong woman with a courageous soul, and a heart full of love – a kind, gentle spirit.

    She was truly one of a kind and it didn’t matter to me that she was mute – oftentimes, the most meaningful exchange between people who care for one another doesn’t require use of words to speak volumes.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Brass Rings

    Abstract surreal digital artwork featuring dozens of brass rings in a chaotic state of suspension.

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    Your search is over: discover dozens of unique gift giving ideas – perfect for family and friends! Or, pick something nice to enjoy yourself. There’s so much to see…

  • Short Poem

    Short Poem

    Whispers with a welcomed tone
    She pressed her heart to my ear
    Speaking in another tongue
    Her language of love rang clear

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • Shredded Stripes

    Retro five color graphic design with added noise, a shredded distortion effect and typographic overlay using the text: happiness, sharing, kindness, joy, care, peace, love, relationships, selflessness and commitment.

    Available through my shops at Society 6, Redbubble and Pixels.

    Many products available, including this floor pillow.