2023 River Walk Intern Kaspar Wilder shares Housatonic Sonnet and Blog
A Sonnet for the Housatonic
A blooming dogwood like a blushing bride
Shelters the shaded path to where I stand,
Where a lock and fence modestly hide
The stalwart shed where we serve at the river's command.
An iron hoe to pull up wandering sod,
A paint roller and bucket to color the bridge.
A patient eye to smooth the path clod by clod,
An open heart to receive the river's gift.
Those who came before us failed to understand,
Those who followed them began the work.