Liilia Talts Morrison

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

A Ship Is Meant For Sailing - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

I saw a sailboat on the shelf
A beauty to behold
How could I get it for myself
Inspiring dreams untold

The sales clerk said it was a prop
And was not up for sale
Suggesting I should browse and shop
Perhaps for cheese or ale

Still gazing on that wondrous shelf
Above goods to be sold
I wondered if a magic elf
Would give it me to hold

Much later in my living room
Still thinking of that ship
I thought how my life had assumed
A neat, lethargic trip

No longer do I seek that toy
Too late for games to play
A ship must sail and man with joy
Walk, sing, and seize the day.


Comments about A Ship Is Meant For Sailing by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • Adeline Foster (2/11/2014 12:59:00 PM)


    You do write with the flow and meter of the true poet. Perhaps I have missed your work somehow. I also see that you do not have comments nor do you make comments on others work. Part of the enjoyment of this site is others comments. One need not fear the crack-pots who write gibberish for comments because deleting them is easy and banning unpleasant or exploitive ones can also be done. I have now retired from teaching but sure do enjoy your poems and would like to share mine.
    Adeline
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, August 27, 2012


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