Fair Elm Creek.
With dazzling jewels o'er her robes of white.
Fair Elm Creek in her dress ___ December snow,
Smiles at the moon, with icy gems aglow,
Like cobweb-veil, embroidered o'er her breast
Are trees with clinging vines and last year's nest,
And where the skaters revel, joyous peals
Of laughter like festivities, now steal.
(Madison, Wis.: American Thresherman. 1901)