Tag: writer

  • 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 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: 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 unsplash.com.

    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 “Lend Me Your Poem” by talented poetess, dancer and friend Annabel – wherein she speaks of life, light and love – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    Lend me a pen
    And I’ll write you a poem

    Lend me your hand
    Under starlight we’ll roam

    Aloft of clouds
    As light as a feather

    Burgeoning hearts
    Drawn closer together

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • 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 unsplash.com.

  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    Often a source of inspiration, I wrote this poem for a friend – Michele Lee Sefton. A proficient poetic storyteller, dancer and photographer, I encourage you to visit her site to read and enjoy her creative works!

    Donning overalls
    Without any shoes
    To a rhythm set by spoons

    In a sun-shower
    Dancing wet with rain
    Bringing thunder to monsoons

    By the name Michele
    She’s creative from the heart

    Crafting poetry
    Taking photographs
    She’s both beautiful and smart

    Very down to earth
    And I’m down with that
    Though know that she’s spoken for

    Were it different
    With her interest
    I’d be knocking at her door

    On a dusty road
    She’s a tumbleweed
    Her words flow, her spirit free

    Writing on retreat
    Northwest to southeast
    At Her Cottage by the Sea

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • One Line Poem

    One Line Poem

    The Letter “P”

    Passion pushes the pen of poet to paper.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem: Two Hearts

    Poem: Two Hearts

    She found her heart one day beneath an old sweater
    That was lost in the attic of her yesteryear
    Collecting dust of memories long forgotten
    She took it back for want of love that she found pure

    Across the sea
    4000 miles
    Another heart did beat

    In a young man
    Whose love for her
    Would make their lives complete

    Together they would rule the world
    Two hearts, one love intwined
    To share this blessing they have found
    Heaven on earth, defined

    Holding hands in the park
    sipping wine after dark
    They were married last spring

    Now, they live happily by the ocean in a unique home which he built out of several shipping containers. She’s a thriving romance novelist, writing from her office which opens to a courtyard garden, in the center of their house. Together, they share stories in real time – a day in the lives of two dreamers who took a chance to embrace true love.

    The best is yet to come. Believe.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Famous Quote

    This morning, I visited the web site of a wonderful writer and friend, Lola Garcia de Silva, where she shared this historical quote by a German poet and novelist…

    One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Poem of Courage

    Poem of Courage

    After reading a friend’s writing, “The Hell’s Barge Self” – an inspiring account of ones fighting spirit to cherish life through surgery and not succumb to agents of evil – I wrote this poem in response…

    Facing the faces of many
    Disparaging people unkind
    A warrior of courage with faith
    Evil cast away – out of mind.

    Drifting on boat through a dark hell
    Operating to fight disease
    Veiled voices behind a curtain
    A lesson learned – not to appease.

    Emerging stronger than before
    Precious life held close to her heart
    Eyes opened look forward with hope
    Living life anew – a fresh start.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem About A Writer

    Poem About A Writer

    I have a friend who is a gifted & imaginative writer. She also is often a source of inspiration for me to write poetry, including the following…

    She Writes From The Heart

    Putting pen to paper she writes
    Words flow from her creative mind
    Imagination without limitation
    Always, one of a kind.

    From deep in her heart, filled with love
    Her life experiences teach
    With wisdom and inspiration
    She shares advice but doesn’t preach.

    A humble woman with courage
    She’ll tell you to believe
    She knows the best is yet to come
    Her goals set to achieve.

    I’m so grateful to call her friend
    Yet sometimes my heart skips a beat
    Her eyes and face, so beautiful
    And precious soul, so sweet.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

  • Poem of Trees

    Poem of Trees

    With a love of hiking & the great outdoors, I was inspired by the beautiful words of a friend’s writing, “Trees Are The Poem The Earth Wrote To Heaven“, to create this poem:

    Of roots and trunks and branches, too
    And don’t forget each leaf
    With bark that’s better than a bite
    More sun is warm relief

    Let’s not discount the rain
    It’s most important, too
    Each season brings real change
    In sum, that’s how I grew

    The sky above has quite a view
    With colors close to ground
    Each forest has so many trees
    Go hike, and look around

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    Photo: I took this photograph last autumn at the Fall Creek Falls State Park.

  • From Portugal With Imagination

    From Portugal With Imagination

    Truly a naturally beautiful woman, Carla Milho, based in Lisbon, Portugal, is a gifted & creative writer with a wonderful sense of imagination. I very much enjoyed her recent writing, “To Conquer“, and encourage you to visit her web site to read more positive, insightful and inspiring works.

    Modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • An Aspiring Writer

    An Aspiring Writer

    Do You Speak Portuguese? I don’t, but I have a friend from Portugal who is an aspiring writer with a Google Translate button in the sidebar – she is Carla Milho.

    I encourage you to visit her site and follow her work! She’s an honest, truthful person who writes from the heart with sincerity and passion, following her dreams through engaging, life-experience discussions of ambition and goal-setting, an appeal to self-improvement, cautious tales of deleterious external influences, the value of family and friendships & other points of interest.

    Note: the header design is a modified photo from unsplash.com