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  • 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

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

  • 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…


    Threading clear insight
    Through her photographic eye
    Stitching life in stills

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

  • It Is Alive

    It Is Alive

    As astronauts pressed on to explore unmapped regions of Mars, they were shocked beyond belief to discover that the planet was in fact alive! The moral of this story is: look where you step, and if where you step looks back, step away. Better yet, step into these shops to uncover great gift ideas for the holidays…

    Redbubble · Society 6 · Pixels · Cafepress

  • Poem: Daydreaming

    Poem: Daydreaming

    We’ve all daydreamed at one time or another, drifting into a pleasant vision or wishful scenario of ones imagination. This poem speaks to such moments and compliments a lovely woman from India – Mukti Masih. She’s an accomplished writer and business Head of Content, a friend who is frequently the source of my inspiration, and the woman of my dreams…

    She entered a dream that was dreamed long ago
      A vision of beauty dancing in my mind
    An Indian woman whose name is Mukti
      Both poet and artist, and one of a kind
    I pinched myself twice
      Combed the sky for a star
    My wish, happiness
      With her light from afar
    On paper in pen
      I opened up my heart
    To longhand these words
      Emotions, to impart
    In seventeen years
      I awoke from this dream
    With her, by my side
      Sipping spiced chai with cream
    She poured me a cup
      As I looked in her eyes
    Good things can come true
      In a wink, by surprise
    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a 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.

  • Three Eyes

    Three Eyes

    Happy Halloween

    With halloween just around the corner, I thought I’d add this new science fiction digital artwork to my galleries. Have fun trick-or-treating and remember, three eyes are better than two – unless they’re all watching you! Haha 🎃 You can discover great stuff in these shops:

  • Night Vision

    Night Vision

    Have a Look Around

    It may be night, but there’s still so much to see – simply have a look around. However, if you happen upon several giant eyeballs defying gravity while attached to golden chains, you might want to turn the boat around and paddle as fast as possible! And, when you have a chance, drift into my galleries to discover some very cool items available for sale…

  • Eyes at Sea

    While paddling in a kayak one day at sea, I happened upon this unusual set of eyeballs affixed to golden chains. Fortunately, there was enough room for me to go around.

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  • Beauty Is In The Eye of The Beholder

    As true today as the first day it was stated, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This colorful typographic design features my digital rendition of abstract expressionist painting, somewhat similar to Jackson Pollock.

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    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Hiking Quote

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  • Poem of Dreaming

    Poem of Dreaming

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

    Some may say she’s perfect
    She’ll tell you otherwise
    Aware that she has faults
    There’s no need for disguise

    Her shy smile and brown eyes
    Each melt my heart away
    Plus, an inner beauty
    She’s more than just okay

    The time to share is now
    While in the Spring of life
    And were my wish fulfilled
    Come Fall, she’d be my wife

    Yes, I know I’m dreaming
    Though hope to see the light
    Thinking of her daily
    And wanting what feels right

    Of course, a few things would need to change. For starters, it certainly would be nice if she’d remove my name from being blacklisted on her site at WordPress. It would also be charitable if my emails were no longer filtered into her trash bin. And, on occasion, she could use Twitter to read some of the messages & comments I’ve left for her. Perhaps, as an act of goodwill, she might like a single post on my web site…sometime. Lastly, if she would refrain from associating my name with the term ‘devil’ – I think that would be helpful, too. Barring these few exceptions, the future looks bright!!!

    Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

  • Eye of An Orange Alien

    No, this is not the Kool Aid character from television advertisements in the 1970-1980’s. Nor is it an alien from outer space, though that was the visual impression I had following creative modifications made to the photograph of an automobile. You can visit my shops online at Pixels and Society 6 to discover some cool products with this design.

  • Walt Disney Quote

    All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

    Walt Disney

  • Pablo Picasso Quote

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

    Pablo Picasso

  • Sci Fi Eye

    Nexus-7 Replicant

    Rachael was beautiful with bright blue eyes, soothing voice and a personality unlike any I’d experienced in my entire life. I loved her with every fiber of my being. But, she was a machine…

    See design on products – Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels

  • Dreaming At High Tide

    Beach Comber

    Water rolls in with the moon at high tide, as stars flicker behind a curtain of space.

    I can sleep through this dream until morning, then collect seashells and treasures of ships sunken centuries ago.

    The beach is my tomorrow. The moonlight, a distraction.

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