The Drishti of Poetry by Mark Tulin

by Mark Tulin


Standing on my head, I see the world from the ground up
increasing my pranic energy

Holding onto warrior pose strengthens my focus and resolve
to continue my flowery verse

Deepening my metaphor and finding my voice,
staying in the moment, moving closer to the point

When my mind weakens, and I grow skeptical,
I slide back into a relaxing child’s pose

Some days it’s wiser to go slow or not at all,
put away the stress of writing for another day

Sticking to a meter and a pace,
a creative habit shouldn’t be a chore or a race

Balancing between all aspects of life—
not repeating the style or the topic in which I write

Being mindful of the poetry that I pen,
dwelling in the honest simplicity from the mat within.

The Drishti of Poetry was first published on Spillwords.com.

Featured image by Lesly Juarez.

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.

2 comments on “The Drishti of Poetry by Mark Tulin

  1. I love this Mark!
    Blessings to you!

  2. So that’s how you do it. I’m sure it’s so much more. You’re so creative with presenting visuals with words. Thank you, Mark.

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