Poetry Friday: “This Most Perfect Hill”

I’ve been neglecting this blog lately, but as school winds down and I can (fingers crossed) devote more time to writing, I decided to dust things off a bit and offer you this most perfect poem by Lisa Jarnot.

“This Most Perfect Hill”
by Lisa Jarnot

On this most perfect hill
with these most perfect dogs
are these most perfect people
and this most perfect fog

In this most perfect fog
that is the middle of the sea
inside the perfect middle of
the things inside that swing

In this most perfect rhyme
that takes up what it sees,
with perfect shelter from the
rain as perfect as can be,

In this most perfect day
at the apex of the sun
runs this most perfect
frog song that is roiling
from the mud

Read the rest of the poem here.

Please visit poetess extraordinaire Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading for the Poetry Friday Roundup.

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7 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “This Most Perfect Hill”

  1. As I sit outside on a most perfect summer day and listen to the most perfect songs of birds and feel the warmth of my most perfect dog on my lap, I know that my words are most imperfect. Thanks for this poem today. Hope you’ll be finished soon and will have time to relax.

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