Poetry YouTube Poem

YouTube Video Poem: The Music of You, by Mark Tulin


This video poem was written for Irene Marie Ruiz, who passed yesterday morning on February 28. She was one of the few people that opened her heart to me when I arrived in California nine years ago.

I eventually married her daughter, and Irene and her husband, Jarvis, attended our wedding at The Lucky Little Chapel in Las Vegas, NV.

She loved music, especially 50s and old Spanish crooners. She had a bird feeder on her patio with a steady flow of robins and pigeons, and would get excited when a family of quails stopped by.

Her kindness and love was unmatched. So were her rice and beans. She will be sorely missed.

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.

21 comments on “YouTube Video Poem: The Music of You, by Mark Tulin

  1. I’m so sorry. Please accept my condolences.

  2. A beautiful tribute to an obviously loved one!

  3. Thank you so much for your beautiful thoughts about my dear Mother, Mark. You expressed it so beautifully! She love music, her crafts and most of all her family. I’m so glad you’re apart of us now!

  4. My condolences to you and family! Great way to show your appreciation to your loved one!

  5. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come enjoy Mark’s Video poem!!

  6. What a loving beautiful tribute to your mother in law. Condolences to you and the family. descansa en paz dulce alma 🙏🏼

  7. Mark, I am sorry for your loss!
    This is a very tribute!
    Blessings! ♥♥

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss, Mark. Please accept my condolences. Your video poem is a lovely tribute to a much-loved woman. The last line is just perfect.

  9. Sorry to hear about the loss of this Beautiful Soul. A wonderful tribute the video poem is.

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