Blood Orange, a Poem by Mark Tulin


A striking Monet of foggy ash

from luminous


that engulf the mountains

and the countryside

in a devil’s dance

of twisted fortunes

and premature goodbyes

into a blood-orange swirl

that blows its faithful landscape


and soon to be blackened

by its crispy fate.


I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

17 comments on “Blood Orange, a Poem by Mark Tulin

  1. 𝙿𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚞𝚕! 🕊

  2. There’s something about “blood-orange” that really resonates with me. I’m not sure why.

  3. So full of stark images!

  4. Beautiful! Such vivid imagery!

  5. Makes me think of all the tragic news reports on the West Coast. Great imagery, Mark!

  6. I like the poem. Nature and imagination work wonders. Swirling fire, twisting turns of life and blackened fate. Great!

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