Poem: A Spring Moment by Mark Tulin

I often remind myself
how much I love the first day of spring.
It appears unexpectedly
when the world seems cold
and imperfect,
when my youthful soul yearns
for a blooming flower
in one fragrant moment.

The sun doesn’t have to shine.
The world doesn’t have to feel safe or stable.
Nothing has to be in order
or to make sense.
It is the first day of my favorite season
when I feel most grateful
to be a small part of a grand universe,
that gave me my first breath.

Poem first published in the fine site, The Drabble.

“A Spring Moment” is also included in my book Rain on Cabrillo.

Featured image by Mark Tulin

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.

6 comments on “Poem: A Spring Moment by Mark Tulin

  1. I love that book. This reminds me I should read it again!

  2. Spring has sprung …
    “Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.” …Walt Whitman

  3. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come And Enjoy This From Mark!!!!

  4. Beautiful – just beautiful – just like the season itself – fresh and renewed.

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