Liilia Talts Morrison

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

When A Sunflower Dies - Poem by Liilia Talts Morrison

It's sad to watch sunflowers die
That once were strong and bright
Their thick stalks drawing food from soil
To reach amazing height

Their faces once were giant stars
Their hearts an intense brown
Their sunny petals always smiled
And formed a golden crown

When stalks are cut and brought indoors
To parlors decked with grace
They bring its owners fleeting joy
With fresh and glowing face

Nobody cares when in a week
Life ebbs from each dry stem
Each petal shriveling and spent
To certain death condemned

It's sad to watch sunflowers die
That once were strong and bright
Their thick stalks drawing food from soil
To reach amazing height.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I got some cut sunflowers and was amazed how quickly they died in my studio.

Comments about When A Sunflower Dies by Liilia Talts Morrison

  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/21/2016 1:39:00 PM)


    They are amazing flowers, so big, so full of nectar, bringing fleeting joy as you say, lovely (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012



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