tumbled rock above
glistening eyes below
twilit bog life
geese call at sunset. white cedar,
tamarack—tall family. feathery
splays in moss, grass, sedge, peeping
over duckweed. basswood sleeps unstirring.
cedarburg bog was once a glacial lake. the bog contains six lakes, shrub-carr, and a string bog (typical of much farther north in n. america). birches and basswood live here, along with white cedar and tamarack swamp forest. on my way thru, i met a very talkative black-capped chickadee.
thanks to the university of wisconsin-milwaukee field station, wi dnr and friends of cedarburg bog for tending this land.