The Drishti of Poetry, written by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

The Drishti of Poetry

The Drishti of Poetry

written by: Mark Tulin

@Crow_writer

 

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 words that rhyme 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 overdoing the style or the topic in which I write.

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

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin is a former family therapist from Philadelphia who lives in Palm Springs, California. A publisher compared his work to artist Edward Hopper on how he grasps unusual aspects of people’s lives. Mark’s books include Magical Yogis, Awkward Grace, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories, Junkyard Souls, Rain on Cabrillo. Mark has been featured in Ariel Chart, Amethyst Review, The Poetry Village, The Junction, Fiction on the Web, Page and Spine, Vita Brevis Press, Scrittura, as well as anthologies and podcasts. He is a Pushcart nominee and Best of Drabble. He can be found at his site: Crow On The Wire.
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