A Precious Soul

Calmly pouring a dab of sugar-water into her hand, I watched as she positioned it under a ray of morning sunlight.

It glistened as I listened to the sound of a faint fluttering, slowly growing stronger.

Soon, a hummingbird appeared, pausing briefly to glance my way before proceeding to drink from her palm, thirsty and trusting.

From a precious soul, precious love emanated from her eyes in sharing and caring for this small, delicate creature.

I’d never seen a bird smile before that day, and I’ll always treasure the beauty in her eyes – a joy in my heart.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Poem of Love

I was inspired to pen this poem after reading a writing by a friend

In My Heart

Her eyes drew me in to a soul I found pure
Very precious and rare, of that I am sure

Not cut as a cookie
Her beauty unique
Both inner an outward
Distinctive and chic

A place in my heart very special to me
This spirit-warming love which will always be

© 2021 Phil Perkins


Photo Credit: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.