Wisconsin Roots

This poem had two inspirations. One is getting my ancestry.com results (Norwegian, German and a little Swedish). The second is my hometown gearing up for the second annual Wisconsin Ginseng Festival this fall. As you know Ginseng is a root, hence the ancestry root theme.  We should all be proud of what we have grown from our root-stock. Enjoy the poem!

Wisconsin roots

Norwegian loggers
cleared the land.
German farmers
tilled the soil.
They mingle in me.
Coppiced, I grow upon their roots
Blonde and strong
Springing from
the foundation of Wisconsin.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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