Tag: verse

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Burn Brightly” by the talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein her inspirational poetic prose speaks to self-confidence, aspirations, and to make hay while the sun shines – I wrote this short poem…

    She arose, this desert rose
    As the sun in silhouette
    Bridging space with song, in dance
    Center stage, without regret

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    “Listen to the Music” – by The Doobie Brothers (1972) / see lyrics

  • Poetry in Motion

    Poetry in Motion

    This photograph highlights Middle Prong Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains near Townsend, Tennessee. You can see more in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Poem

    Watching white water wash away
    From the mossy green riverbanks
    An inner peace transcends my day
    Blessed with such beauty, I give thanks

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Song for Today

  • Poem

    Sands of Time

    Around the lake on winds of change
    The sands of time did rearrange
    To shift terrain along the shore
    Resculpting landscapes to explore

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    One of the early lessons I learned as a child growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the city of Marquette on Lake Superior, was the enormous power of Mother Nature. Though some geographical locations remain relatively unchanged over time, the shorelines of my youth were renewed with each major storm — altering beaches and sandbars, as well as gigantic boulders washing up on to the harbor breakwall.

    This vintage photograph highlights the shores of Gitche Gumee to the northwest of Marquette, near Little Presque Isle. If interested, it’s available on a variety of prints and other items in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “By Chance” (translated: por un acaso), posted by a dear friend and wonderful writer from Portugal, Carla Milho – wherein she shares reasons for changing her nickname, formerly Red Warrior – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    In a land known as Lisbon
    Across the sea, set apart
    Hails a cute girl named Carla
    – a beautiful work of art

    Her skin, golden tan
    Her eyes, lovely green
    Her smile warms my heart
    …you know what I mean

    Like a school-kid with a crush
    Poems of love that never end
    Yet, I know she’s spoken for
    And extend my hand as friend

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Abstract Compact Disks

    Abstract Compact Disks

    Digital collage artwork of melting musical compact disks, with grunge effects and abstract typographic overlay. You can visit these galleries for great products:

    Haiku

    CD’s in the sun
    Melting songs some sang for fun
    Digitally spun

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    Music and Design

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

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After seeing Draadklossen (Dutch language, meaning Bobbins), a creative composition by my dear friend, Inge David – she’s a wonderful photographer from Belgium who specializes in black and white, especially interesting automotive and macro captures – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Haiku

    Threading clear insight
    Through her photographic eye
    Stitching life in stills

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Just Simple Pleasures for Today“, written by a dear friend & southern poetess, Kym Gordon Moore – wherein she shares her positivity with a morning cup of gratitude – I was inspired to write this short poem in response…

    From a fountain that flows
    Streaming words which are wise
    Her heartfelt reflections
    Penned with love, no surprise

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem of Winter

    Poem of Winter

    Rolling hills of winter snow
    With a forest donned in white
    Memories in monotone
    Layered landscapes of delight

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    This vintage photograph was taken at Nichols Arboretum, in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can visit my galleries to discover many fine prints and other items, as well: Pixels, ArtPal, Society 6 and Redbubble. Thank you!

  • Poem for Peace

    Poem for Peace

    Having read a wonderful poetic tribute of Ukrainian courage and leadership – “Hats Off to President Zelenskyy“, written by my friend Cindy Georgakas – which also rightfully condemns Russian President Putin as a war criminal, I thought that I’d share this short poem which I wrote recently…

    A sunflower for sharing
    Our hearts through words and caring
    To speak aloud
    Above the crowd
    With peace to guide our bearing

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Haiku

    Haiku
    I think I've got something!
       What is it?
    
    A haiku.
       God bless you!
    
    No, it's a poem.
       Have you had it long...is it contagious?

    Like the common cold
    It is nothing to sneeze at
    – words may serve to heal

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    See lyrics here → On the Road to Find Out, by Cat Stevens (1970)

  • Poem of Wishing

    Poem of Wishing

    Wishing She Was Here

    I tossed a coin
    Into the drink
    Then, saw it splash
    And watched it sink

    To make a wish
    I hope comes true
    Deep in my heart
    – I dream of you

    Forgive me, please
    I carry on
    It happens all the time

    These thoughts of you
    Warming my day
    My love flows into rhyme

    I’ll blow a kiss
    Across the sea
    Wrapped with a bow
    To you, from me

    Until we meet
    Please hold it near
    And know that I
    wish you were here

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Power of Water

    Power of Water

    This photograph features cascades on the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Many prints are available for your home, office, or, as a gift to give to family and/or friends, when you visit my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble. There are other items to see, also. Thanks!

    Haiku

    Currents in concourse
    Chaotic, carving cascades
    Creating contours

    © 2022 Phil Perkins