The "Up North"
text reads as follows:
It hits you about Wednesday,
you start to think about your cabin on the lake
or maybe a Friday fish fry along the way.
The sweet wood smoke of birch bark and pine knots down
by the campfire, built with a careful circle of stones.
One must indeed be able to smell the scent of pine so
overwhelming that it makes your head light. And then there
is the wail of the Loon welcoming you to the lake "UP
NORTH." Some people say "up north" is a
state of mind, but it's much more than that. It is not
mainly a place, but a condition
It means then a mood and an atmosphere, not a place.
It means a dream. But, those are the trimmings of a Christmas
tree, the gift that "UP NORTH" means.