Liilia Talts Morrison

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

Turmeric - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

In the southern soil of India
Thrives a thick, beloved plant
Leaves of gold are tipped with rose hues
And its oil enhances chants

Sometimes called curcuma longa
Its roots promise love and health
Fragrant curries, healing powders
Indian saffron, sign of wealth

Warm and gentle is the fragrance
Earthy subtle undertones
Soon evolving to a sweetness
Therapy for weary bones

Brides are spread with its thick mixture
In the land of Bangladesh
Bodies gleaming golden ochre
Deep red henna hands enmeshed

But like every panacea
This spice has its bitter side
When combined with clove or ginger
Jekyll turns to bleeding Hyde

There are many healing flora
Flourishing in distant fields
Turmeric is one such blessing
In its golden orange yields

In the southern soil of India
Thrives a thick, beloved plant
Leaves of gold are tipped with rose hues
And its oil enhances chants.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I bought a bottle of turmeric oil and it is fantastic enough to write a poem about.

Comments about Turmeric by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • (8/13/2013 12:57:00 PM)


    A poem about turmeric. Fantastic! I put turmeric in my Nutri-Bullet concoction. Craig. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 20, 2012



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