Today's poem is by Donald Revell

"A line of hills"

A line of hills
Then a line of hills where the grass ends
And heat travels through trees
Into a happiness
Akin to the great happiness of imaginary children
Whitens the sky

How wonderful and final
My life becomes
The grit of the deathbed earth grows soft
A flight of swifts
Lifts an agate meadow to the sky

Kittenish alpine blown-apart dandelion
I have caught sight of my true friend
Rounding the hillside in his cloak of rain

Copyright © 2009 Donald Revell All rights reserved
from Columbia Poetry Review
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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