Poem: Calla Lilies by Mark Tulin

Much thanks to Spillwords.com for first publishing Calla Lilies in their fine online journal. The featured image by the artist, Alice Tulin.

~Calla Lilies~

She paints in a quiet corner
of an artist studio,
destined to dip her brush
into a small tub of water,
and dab it into an array of pastels
onto a small white canvas
and paint Calla lilies
in watercolor

She paints in gentle strokes,
taking her time around curves
like a woman’s figure,
long green stems,
a yellow center,
moon-colored petals
ready to flower
by soft, knowing hands.

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.

7 comments on “Poem: Calla Lilies by Mark Tulin

  1. I like this very much!

  2. Wow! Loved the verses and the art too! Bellissimo!!

  3. Beautiful picture with beautiful words.

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