You won't hear my poems over the radio.
If you want what the God says through me
Come alone with me into Quetico
and we'll canoe across lake after lake
where there are no roads or houses
To a perfect lake with a perfect island
Where you and I will pitch our camp
and catch fish for twilight supper.
Sitting around the fire at night
Ask me to read something I wrote
For this is the place to hear me,
More stars overhead than you ever saw,
no other light in the woods for miles,
no other sound but the loon
And the night wilderness smells of September.
This is the place to hear my voice
if you want what the God says through me.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA) is an American poet who lives in Wisconsin.
Among other honors, Antler received the Whitman Prize from the Walt Whitman Association, given to the poet 'whose contribution best reveals the continuing presence of Walt Whitman in American poetry,' in 1985. Antler also was awarded the Witter Bynner prize in 1987. Antler was the poet laureate of the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 2002 and 2003. He leads poetry workshops and gives readings across the United States and in other countries. He is also an advocate for wilderness protection and other causes, and continues to spend much time camping and exploring the wilderness areas he loves."
Also see: http://www.antlerpoet.net/