Near Fort Atkinson in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Water lily mud
in the leaves and on water
My mother and I
in swale and swamp and sworn
Lorine Niedecker (1903-70) lived on Black Hawk Island most of her life and celebrated the sights and sounds of this place in poems ranked among the 20th century's finest. She lived first in the log-sided house and later the house near the river from 1947-70.
Nobody, nothing than time
ever gave me unless light
greater thing and silence
which if intense
Erected 1991 by Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 303.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Waterways & Vessels • Women. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 42° 53.541′ N, 88° 54.904′ W. Marker is near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in Jefferson CountyTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Atkinson WI 53538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Koshkonong Effigy Mounds (approx. 1.2 miles away); Panther Intaglio (approx. 3.8 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Koshkonong (approx. 4.9 miles away); Black Hawk War Encampment (approx. 7 miles away); Lincoln Hill (approx. 7 miles away); Sterling North (approx. 7.9 miles away); Sheepskin School (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Atkinson.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.