state natural area poems #55: nichols creek cedars and springs

nichols creek cedars and springs lies on a morainal slope and the adjacent lowlands. the north-facing slope has springs and seepages that feed nichols creek and many white cedars. such a distinctive wood for this part of wisconsin. we walked thru much of the adjacent/surrounding nichols creek wildlife area.


the smell of carrion in the air

as the temperature plummets down

the owl’s call on deep sustain


the cedars

so still

on the seeps

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