a happy new year to all!
lodi marsh lies in a valley of glacial till, fed by springs and seepages. the hills to the west of the site frame the open marsh and sky dramatically. forest and prairie cover the southern knoll. the countryside around lodi is a wonder.
clearing a path
in the valley till—
hawk shriek westward
the cattail forest covers
untold sleepers just waiting
to rouse and rise from the muck
on pillars of seep and slough
pale sky a mirror of pale ground
announcing the snowstorm’s approach