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The Roaring Fog, A Poem

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Mark Tulin is an author, poet, and short-story writer who lives by the avaricious central coast.

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The Ocean Fog as Meditation

I see the fog as a soothing mist that comforts as well as quiets the soul. It flows over, envelops, and dims our overactive mind, so we can contemplate nature.

I hope this poem inspires peace. It is intended to be a meditative poem and speaks to how the power of nature enables us to be in the present moment.

Enjoy "The Roaring Fog" and my YouTube video poem.


Poem: The Roaring Fog

I see my reflection

gazing into the heart

of the roaring fog

as I stand on the shore


I sail with mind’s eye

floating like a nymph

a beautiful deity

in the seagull sky


I hear the boat’s

numbing foghorn

that guides me gently

place to place


I watch the mist cross the sea

covering beaches

carrying dreams

to the mountaintops


I embrace this spirit

that drifts and flows

into its perfect murkiness

of freedom’s escape


A photographic memory

a surreal reality

that evaporates

in our imagination.


Comments

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 21, 2020:

Thanks, Li-Jen

Li-Jen Hew on September 21, 2020:

Hi Mark, it is indeed a meditative poem. Your poem creates this picture of a boat floating and rocking gently on the sea with fog all around. The description of the fog's direction is peaceful and my favourite lines are "perfect murkiness of freedom’s escape" and "surreal reality that evaporates in our imagination." Thanks for sharing.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 17, 2020:

Much thanks, Christopher. I’m glad you liked the poem.

poetfreed(ckhanson81) on September 17, 2020:

Very Beautiful expression and creative thoughtfulness in terms of your poetry. I wish you the best always. It is a pleasure to know of you and your poetry. yours sincerely, Christopher.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 16, 2020:

You’re welcome, Prithviraj

Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 15, 2020:

The charming poem, Mark. I was visualizing the scenarios while reading it. Thanks for the serene therapy.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 07, 2020:

Thanks, Shauna.It is one of nature’s pleasures.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 07, 2020:

Mark, this is a very soothing piece. The video and your voice behind it leave the reader with a sense of calm. I'll think of this poem each time I experience fog from now on. You've given it a pleasant light.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 05, 2020:

I like your description, Maya.

Maya Ellenson from Hobe Sound, Florida on September 05, 2020:

Profoundly mediative poem, Mark, imbued with palpable serenity!

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 05, 2020:

Thanks, Marlene. I’m glad I gave you a verbal snapshot.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 05, 2020:

Much appreciated Laurie, and thanks for following.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on September 04, 2020:

As I read your poem, I could actually visualize every moment. Very soothing, indeed.

Laurie S Novak from Michigan on September 04, 2020:

I love this! I'm glad I stopped by! Very descriptive and realistic.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 04, 2020:

Thank you, Linda

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 04, 2020:

Your poem contains some lovely imagery. I love the photo, too.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 04, 2020:

Thanks, Anya. Interesting perspective of fog in Punjab.

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on September 04, 2020:

Nice! I love fog myself - we get plenty of it here in the Punjab in winter. The roads are then closed, though, to prevent accidents, and that's a bother.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 04, 2020:

Thanks, Brenda, It is a beautiful place to stand.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 04, 2020:

Mark,

You have created the perfect picture.

I wish I was standing there now. It seems very peaceful...i can see the mist.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 04, 2020:

Thanks, Lorna. I think most of us need some peace right now.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 04, 2020:

Thanks, Ankita for your visit and comment.

Lorna Lamon on September 04, 2020:

You have created a sense of peace and serenity in this gentle poem Mark.

Ankita B on September 03, 2020:

A very serene poem. I enjoyed reading it.

Mark Tulin (author) from Santa Barbara, California on September 03, 2020:

You’re welcome, John.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 03, 2020:

A very meditative and relaxing poem, Mark. Thank you for sharing.