YouTube Poem

YouTube Poem: The Maleficent Curl by Mark Tulin


For the print version and a brief commentary, please go to, Surf Poem: The Maleficient Curl @

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.

14 comments on “YouTube Poem: The Maleficent Curl by Mark Tulin

  1. Haunting poem! I admire the agility of those who ride the waves…but waves like this are something else again!

  2. It was good to see another video poem from you. It’s magnificent.

  3. Beautiful project, Mark! I love the personification of the wave in your poem, so powerfully expressed, plus the flow of your words and your voice. Everything is perfect here. A pleasure to come back to your blog when I have a bit of time.

  4. Holy moly! I saw the movie based on those waves and the surf riders. Those waves were part of my worst nightmares. Thankfully I finally overcame them when I went to El Capitan State Beach and swam in the ocean with my brother and dolphins in the foam. Thanks for sharing this visually, stunning poem.

  5. Wow! What a wave! I have to get my surf board out and wax it. LOL 🏄‍♀️

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