Mary In The Garden, poetry written by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

Mary In The Garden

Mary In The Garden

written by: Mark Tulin

@Crow_writer

 

Mary stands in front of the fountain,
a white statue of dignity and honor,
for squirrels to climb,
the crows and Blue Jays to perch,
a quiet shelter for the silence of the night.

Mother Mary is in my imagination,
a part of my everlasting soul.
She has always meant more
than the cement and resin
that stands patiently with hands open
to receive our blessings.

The rose bush rubs against her face,
fragrant with thorns and petals.
She feels the California sunshine,
an occasional coastal breeze,
and the sound of music
that plays from the kitchen window.

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin’s books include Magical Yogis, Awkward Grace, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories, and Junkyard Souls. His work has appeared in Amethyst Review, Strands Publishers, Fiction on the Web, Terror House Magazine, Beatnik Cowboy, Ariel Chart, Still Point Journal, The Writing Disorder, and others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “A Mountain Spirit” by Active Muse. Mark is a retired psychotherapist who lives in Ventura, California. He can be found at his site: Crow On The Wire.
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