Category: Maid of the Mist

  • The River of Stars: A Legend of Niagara by Alfred Noyes

    The lights of a hundred cities are fed by its midnight power. Their wheels are moved by its thunder. But they, too, have their hour. The tale of the Indian lovers, a cry from the years that are flown, While the river of stars is rolling, Rolling away to the darkness, Abides with the power…

  • 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,…

  • To Avoid an Unpleasant Tryst by Christopher Ellis

    A young girl who’d never been kissed To avoid an unpleasant tryst She paddled her skiff O’er the watery cliff Becoming the Maid of the Mist Source: Laroque, Corey. Here’s What the Poets are Saying. Niagara Falls, Ont.: Niagara Falls Review, November 21, 2009 This limerick was entered into the So You Think You Can Rhyme (2009) Limerick…

  • Lena: A Legend of Niagara by Conway E. Cartwright

    Cartwright wrote this long poem about Lena, The Maid of the Mist, based on settler narratives of the Native peoples of Niagara Falls See this book at Hathi Trust Originally published Dublin: William McGee, 1860 Conway Edward Cartwight (1837-1920) was a Canadian poet and cleric.

  • What Does it Mean to Fall: a Poem by Stephanie Froebel

    What does it mean to fall? To be swept away on a course To be carried by an entity other than yourself? To be in your heart still, while ever-changing? To fall in love To fall down To fall apart To fall inline The dictionary says falling is a freely descent but are our falls…