Bonfire by Mark Tulin

We light this fire
with planks of driftwood
on cool Ventura nights
hearing the ocean roar

like our youthful passion
that will never fizzle out,
a desire that will last
for an eternity

The bonfire lights up the sky
with resurrecting fire,
turning old ideas
into hopeful beginnings

Another log onto the fire,
to build up our spirits
to purify our bodies,
our minds set free.

Bonfire was first published in The Mindful Word.

For Bonfire and other fine poems read my poetry collection, Rain on Cabrillo.

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.

5 comments on “Bonfire by Mark Tulin

  1. Like that third verse especially!

  2. Gee, I’m loving all your entries today, Mark! This is beautiful. I hope there’s a time when we can experience that again.

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