Poem: Over-Tuned Fiddle by Mark Tulin

Like an over-tuned fiddle,

the music is painful,

notes of neglect,

stanzas of heartache.

Hamstrings don’t lie,

we do.

The players, the athletes of life

don’t know when to stop

until the tight hamstring

meets its edge,

crying out.


More poems like this in my chapbook of poetry, Magical Yogis.  Click the link to Magical Yogis at the top of my home page to make the purchase.

Author, poet, short story writer from Santa Barbara, California. I write about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching present in California. These are narratives that may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

1 comment on “Poem: Over-Tuned Fiddle by Mark Tulin

  1. Irene Ruiz

    Awsome! Keep up the good work, their words to inspire us

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