Jill Coyle – Landscape

June 30, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More

I like a hill
that knows what it is

and what it isn’t

One that transforms the horizon
without usurping sky

Whose ascent is definite
yet gradual

One marked by a few rough stones
but also harboring fine grasses

Of trees, a hill ought to have a variety
but let them be well-spaced
and not too ostentatious

A hill should be strong enough
to make a stand
but gracious enough to yield
some soil in a storm

Let a hill define a valley subtly
without being too insistent

If my husband were this hill
I know I would never leave him


Category: Knowing

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  1. Sue Fulton says:

    Love this!

  2. Mary Orovan says:

    This poem is elegant, yet colloquial. It’s wonderful, taking something in nature as a metaphor. for “ideal” behavior. Love the ending. Love the poem.

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