Liilia Talts Morrison

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

Bell Of Truth - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

The sound of truth rings like a bell
with perfect pitch and timeless knell

There are no jarring overtones
or clouded fuzzy undertones

No harshness and no grating sound
its waves pierce solid rocky ground

It pierces every earthly thing
delighting birds to soar and sing

The hills applaud and clap their hands
and angels fly by its commands

Seek it above all treasured things
health, fortune, rubies, gold of kings

Seek it while walking on this earth
and know that heaven gave it birth.

Topic(s) of this poem: truth

Form: Ballad


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Comments about Bell Of Truth by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • Lee BoueriLee Boueri (11/17/2019 4:41:00 PM)

    Great flow, well written. (Report)Reply

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  • Seamus O BrianSeamus O Brian (7/20/2017 4:03:00 PM)

    Truth is infinite, and therefore the whole is incomprehensible by anything less than infinite. Even mathematically, if one assumes that truth is the whole set of positions of every particle since the beginning of time, there is even quantum variability within that data set. So total truth lies in the realm of the Divine, or nowhere.

    The rest of us finite beings only have access to truth via the portals of our untrustworthy senses, and the storage of experienced truth within the frailty of our bioelectrical neurology, highly susceptible to our own personal biases. This is why there is so much division and even strife concerning which part of the elephant of truth each blind sage grasps.

    But here we have a diligently constructed, rhythmically pleasing, phonically pleasant tribute to the concept of pure truth, a noble ovation to a concept that will always remain just beyond our mortal grasp. But a man's reach should indeed exceed his grasp, so some will look within and others will look above, and I will be content to believe that the whispers I hear iwhen I stare into the sunset and gaze into the mountain abyss touch my soul even as Michaelangelo's Yahweh touches the finger of Adam, and a necessary measure of truth revealed.
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (7/20/2017 1:29:00 PM)

    Always seek for the truth! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (7/20/2017 9:46:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful and uplifting verse.Love your poem..a ten (Report)Reply

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  • Kayode Are (7/20/2017 9:40:00 AM)

    Strikes a good note for seeking truth. But truth is sometimes unpalatable. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (7/20/2017 8:19:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on the sacredness of truth. Truth always wins. Loved the style you have written the poem. Thanks for sharing and congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • Lantz PierreLantz Pierre (7/20/2017 7:41:00 AM)

    I have never known truth to be one thing. It goes on in waves, in vibrations that resonate. Though in some sense knowable it is most certainly untouchable. Outside the ideals of maths and equations that can have no other answer truth is tuned with a tuning fork. A harmonic phenomenon. (Report)Reply

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  • Charlotte GuntherCharlotte Gunther (7/20/2017 7:15:00 AM)

    memorable and true. Thank you (Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (7/20/2017 7:01:00 AM)

    liilia,

    this is the first poem by you i've read. and since it's well-crafted, i've now read several others.

    i notice you haven't posted to ph in a while. if you read this, i hope you are well in all ways.

    glen kappy
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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (7/20/2017 2:03:00 AM)

    Nice presentation on truth.Beautiful poem with wonderful imaginary. Thanks for sharing and congratulation for the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Liza SudinaLiza Sudina (7/20/2017 12:53:00 AM)

    Wonderful thoughtful poem from kind heart and clever mind! (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (7/21/2016 12:12:00 AM)

    Metaphors used make it more poignant. Lovely write. Congrats for being the POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (7/20/2016 9:02:00 PM)

    Congratulations on poem of the day. A well-written piece. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (7/20/2016 1:20:00 PM)

    You have made it so easy for the reader to understand what truth is and how it works: The poet has sought to find its connection with divine forces. Thanks for sharing.
    The sound of truth rings like a bell
    its waves pierce solid rocky ground
    Seek it above all treasured things
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  • Clarence PrinceClarence Prince (7/20/2016 9:11:00 AM)

    Yes indeed, the truth needs to prosper! (Report)Reply

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  • Pamela SinicropePamela Sinicrope (7/20/2016 7:01:00 AM)

    Well written poem with a positive message: truth has its own perfect music. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on poem of the day! :) (Report)Reply

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  • B.m. BiswasB.m. Biswas (7/20/2016 6:36:00 AM)

    beautifully written truth on truth....enjoyable along with thought provoking.........thanks.
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    ..congrats....mpod.........nurul.
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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (7/20/2016 6:13:00 AM)

    A great truth unfolded through fantastically woven rhythm and rhyme in this lovely poem that gives a great pleasure while reading. Congrats for writing it as also on it's rightfully becoming member poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Akachukwu LekwauwaAkachukwu Lekwauwa (7/20/2016 4:02:00 AM)

    very succinct. I've never heard better description of truth. very much a favorite. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/20/2016 3:48:00 AM)

    Great rhyme, nice flow and a fantastic poem. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 18, 2015



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