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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 53.541′ N, 88° 54.904′ W. Marker is near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Black Hawk Island Road 3.2 miles west of Wisconsin Highway 106, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map 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); Sterling North (approx. 7.9 miles away); Albion Academy (approx. 7.9 miles away); Koshkonong (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Atkinson.
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Waterways & Vessels • Women
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 18 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.