Liilia Talts Morrison

Gold Star - 4,968 Points (August 20,1937 / Estonia)

A Bright Hello - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

I went a'wandering downtown
Where people milled around
They seemed to while away the hours
Some heading up, some down

There was the lawyer in a suit
Who just had won a case
He sat upon the bootblack's chair
Success basked on his face

Then there were men, in shabby dress
Who traded under wraps
With greasy dollars passing hands
Bound in addiction's traps

But most were just meek passersby
Who worked at humble tasks
Their clothes and eyes expressionless
No pomp, no stealth, no masks

And then I saw the orchid man
In sweaty vendor's clothes
He peddled flowers for a trade
Lined up in ordered rows

Then there appeared in his display
A bright and distant glow
I knew the one who made all blooms
Had sent a bright "Hello."


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem idea watching a flower vendor downtown.

Comments about A Bright Hello by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • (8/10/2012 11:07:00 AM)


    catchy title.. and well written.. I really enjoyed it while reading.. thank you for sharing.. and i would love to see your comments on my poems too sometime later..take care and keep writing :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012



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