I am leaving town
But before I go I wish to give thanks
For the way you embraced me
As if it were the arms of the Horseshoe Falls itself
You revealed beauty and mystery,
Tales of wonder and history.
Each day I walked beside you
A witness to your power,
The legend of a maid sacrificed in the mist,
Her spirit will always drift
Across this imaginative sky.
You gave me wellness and inspiration
At a time when my body decayed
And my voice was cut away.
But it’s now time to move upstream.
Yet from my Erie window I will still see
The waters that power your being
And the path outside my door
Leads back to you.
Let your people light the sage,
Bang the drum.
Let your wild waters roar.
You gave me a home,
Friends, and so much more.
Source: Kim Clarke Champniss. https://kimchampniss.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/love-letter-to-niagara-falls/ January 26, 2021