Category: Honeymoons

  • Under the Falls by James Penha

      My memories begin with the cascade of tears at Niagara Falls as I screamed NO when my father led us to board the boat he said would be sailing “under the Falls.” Under the Falls, he said. Distinctly Under the Falls. Not near, not close to, but under. What three-year-old would not weep uncontrollably,…

  • Niagara Falls: A Poem by Jim Daniels

      Niagara Falls is a long poem of 700 lines where three stories, growing up Catholic in the industrial North, a honeymoon to Niagara Falls and a pilgrimage to Assissi, Italy, are interwoven in a master work of fractured narration. The language is relaxed and upbeat where metaphysical concerns meet, head on.   Excerpt from Niagara…

  • Niagara Falls Postcard by Jennifer Rose

    Greetings from the capital of love, whose cataracts a punster might foretell. Next time we come we’ll plan for a motel: one afternoon is simply not enough. Where other tourists see the Bridal Veil, I watch the ghosts of buffalos herded off a thousand cliffs by hunters. Gulls circle as if they were white buzzards.…

  • Niagara Sulks by Norman R. Jaffray

    I’VE seen them come, I’ve seen them go, ‡‡Too numerous to mention, And I put on a mighty show ‡‡To capture their attention. I hurl me boldly down the cliff ‡‡And thrash myself to spray, Yet none of them would notice if ‡‡I ran the other way. I think it’s very rude to me ‡‡That…

  • Again to the Falls by Lynne Bronstein

    I visited Niagara Falls only once. I was sixteen And with my family. The Customs Man Came to know us after a few days. But every time we crossed the bridge, He asked us “Where were you born?” Because he had to. I spent much time on the Canadian side Because it was exciting to…