Another Poem

If you follow my site, you may know that I have a friend from Lisbon, Portugal, named Carla Milho. She’s a wonderful writer and often a source of inspiration, including this recent poem of mine…

Before I Go

She doesn’t like when I say it,
But knows damn well it’s true.
I love her with my heart and soul,
So what am I to do?

Ok we’re friends let’s keep it cool,
I understand your choice.
I’d like to kiss but we can talk,
– So says my inner voice.

I know that she may never change,
But know I love her so.
So beautiful this chance I’ll take,
And wait – before I go.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


Modified photo from unsplash.com.

A Poem Then And Again

© 2020 Phil Perkins

I’m a photographer, designer and artist. And, from time to time, I indulge myself with words. I’m not a poet, per se, but there are times when I do enjoy the creative process of writing short poems. Yet, to do so requires a source of inspiration…

Fortunately, I have a good friend named Carla Milho, a gifted writer from Lisbon, Portugal, with whom I converse on a regular basis. I’m grateful for her friendship, and always enjoy her writings – some of which have inspired these poems as my response:

Were the day night, and night to be day,
The tables changed of linens and wax.
A challenge of discovery,
Unraveling to be my task.

Response to “Uncover Me If You Are Able“, by Carla Milho


The story you write in the book that you share,
the smiles and the laughter contagious.
True friendship with Carla is really a treat,
her sense of humor outrageous!

Response to “I Already Know What I Need…A Pinch of Salt“, by Carla Milho


Beauty in the pen,
Through the hand,
From the mind.
To share inner thoughts,
Conscientious and kind.

She writes from the heart,
Thoughts collected
By choice.
Her topics refined,
Developed and with voice.

Response to “Muse“, by Carla Milho


⭐ A light to the east,
After dark
In the sky.

🕊 A dove is released,
And my wish
Came to fly.

🙏 Bound for the heavens,
With trust
In a prayer.

❤️ The woman I love,
With hope
We will share.

Response to “Make A Wish To A Star And It Will Come True“, by Carla Milho

My Favorite Camel Songs

I’ve enjoyed listening to Camel – an English progressive rock band formed in 1971 – for several years. Here’s a list of some of my favorite songs (in order) from the CD’s which I own:

Camel | Camel (1973)

  • Mystic Queen
  • Six Ate
  • Never Let Go

Camel | Mirage (1974)

  • Lady Fantasy: Encounter / Smiles For You / Lady Fantasy
  • Nimrodel / The Procession / The White Rider
  • Supertwister

Camel | The Snow Goose (1975)

  • The Snow Goose
  • Preparation
  • Rhayader

Camel | Moonmadness (1976)

  • Song Within A Song
  • Chord Change
  • Air Born

Camel | Rain Dances (1977)

  • One Of These Days I’ll Get An Early Night
  • Skylines
  • Rain Dances

Layers of Letters

Enjoy this graphic design featuring several layers of lettering and numerals from various typeface, displaying in a scattered, chaotic state. A broad assortment of interesting items are available in my galleries at Redbubble and Fine Art America – so, check it out…