Tag: Romance

  • 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…

  • Of Sometime True Lovers by Doug Smith

    In the yellow and blue dawn of winter I will come for her My misty apparition who fogs my eyes and senses and comforts me with her chilled wet kiss She knows my secret sins She’s lived my life “Come in,” says Niagara “The water’s fine” I know it’s not true, it’s freezing in December…

  • The Niagara Falls of You by Doug Smith

    I’ve heard people who live in Niagara Falls say They never see it unless company visits Its epic grandeur amounted to so much old news Been there, done that Sometimes I sit next to you Take for granted the everyday moments of household sharing, of friend and family gossiping, of intimacy in all its mutating…

  • 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…