state natural area poems #21: ellison bluff

a.

cyprus, birch root

cling to cliffside rocks

falling away to water

b.

headland winds

curl over bracken

cool tendrils

ellison bluff is a long terrace of the niagra escarpment. it’s ledge features white cyprus and the land stretching out behind it features a northern mesic forest made of ash, beech, maple, and oak. thanks for to door county for preserving this space.

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