Tag: Sonoran Desert

  • 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 in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “My Inspired Blog Back Story“, written by the very talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she elaborates upon her decision to pursue writing, discusses challenges, hard work and successes – I was inspired to write this poem…

    From an absence of light came a spark in the dark
       In a call from her dreams to connect with her heart
    Inspiration brought joy with both truth and reward
       When she answered to make a creative fresh start

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Soul Searching by Average White Band (1976) – 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

    There are times I feel I should refrain
    From the sounds that drum as rhyme
    Yet, your beauty shines through poetry
    Like your smile, your words sublime

    Having read “Twilight’s First Blush“, written by a lovely poetess and friend from the Valley of the Sun, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she conveys a romantic recollection at dawn & shares her welcomed sense of humor – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    On a late night cruise
    To a rendezvous
    Just seventeen miles or so

    It’s the magic hour
    When night fades to day
    And the cock begins to crow

    In romantic waves
    Rhythm fills the air
    Glances cast amorously

    Soon, a warm embrace
    On the edge of love
    Two hearts sing in rhapsody

    Til the morning draws
    Colors peach to blue
    As faint starlight blinks farewell

    Cheers, to drift once more
    On this desert sea
    Over sand and under spell

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    A lovely poetess and friend hailing from the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, Michele Lee Sefton has worked diligently over the past nineteen months authoring her first book – presently, being edited. I wrote this short poem in honor of her hard work, and I encourage you to visit her site to learn more!

    Waves riding the wind
    Wash her hair in the sun
    Words written with ink
    Drying now, almost done

    She’s a southwestern rock star
    A flowering desert rose
    With a tumbleweed spirit
    And a story line that flows

    So, purchase her book
    Coming soon, out for sale
    Sit back and enjoy
    Michele’s creative tale

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Poem In Response

    Poem In Response

    After reading “Feathered Fans” by poetess Michele Lee Sefton from the Valley of the Sun, I was inspired to write this short poem in response…

    In the nectar you prepare
    and the kindness that you share,
    your heart, dear Michele, is sweet.

    Birds need the cool, clear water,
    as temperatures grow hotter,
    in Sonoran Desert heat.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.