Hidden Lakes Trail

Just back from my birthday weekend trip. We choose Three Lakes Wisconsin. German influence is felt here, perfect for induction into this Winter. It was the first snow of the season with all the magic it brings. The Three Lakes area has so many lakes large and small. Wilderness these days are places with tree coverage and no cell coverage. The weekend, tree time and lake time, was a get-a-way, a reconnection with the land, those there before, and with each other. Enjoy the poem.

Hidden Lakes Trail hike

Hidden Lakes Trail
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Hidden Lakes Trail
in a place of shallow water
Chequamegon
where the lakes take their time
sinking into tannin-ambered glacial pots.
Stout CCC boys of old
laboring among the mighty Hemlocks
two Dutchman and three Johns gave name
these hidden lakes
Hidden now for hikers
seeking Waldeinsamkeit,
solitude in the woods.

We seek celebratory togetherness
oneness with the ridges and lakes
and quiet does.
We seek Princess Pine
celebrating the first snow,
birthday snow,
Christmas snow,
der Scheefall.

Walk the path,
path of generations gone
two Dutchman and three Johns
their roads and stone well remain.
Walk the path of ancestors
leaving their words and spirits
quiet now
with the silent does
like shadows through the trees.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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