Tag: stunters

  • Brave Men by Doug Harris

    Brave men – know the type – who have balls?Drive stunt cars so fast and through walls…Normally wear apparelTo protect, but a barrel?!Are there any survived from these falls? 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…

  • The Wonderful Leaps of Sam Patch by Anonymous

    [n.b. This is the Niagara section only] Next, to Niagara thousands flock, To see him jump from Table Rock, Into these waters, thunder-hurled, The seventh wonder of the world. Folks swarmed on bank and giddy ledge, On dangerous precipice’s edge, Nay, really, it has been said, They stood one on the other’s head, To get…

  • Chernobyl by John Wall Barger

    Annie Edson Taylor first to survive Niagara Falls in a barrel she is our heroine. The Zone glitters like a mirage an abandoned city à la Tarkovsky’s Stalker fizzing with radiation. Taylor—praise her—sleepwalks on the lawn of the soporific hospital.  She blinks, eyes yellow, shadowed by the central chimney. Is it a lighthouse in the…

  • Niagara Daredevil, 37, Buried Near the Falls by Gwendolyn MacEwen

    My apologies to Gwendolyn MacEwen’s family for initially publishing this poem on the Niagara Falls Poetry Project website without waiting for proper copyright permission.  It has been removed at the family’s request. The poem, about daredevil Karel Soucek, was published  in Poetry Canada Review, vol. 8, no. 4,  1987 Read about Gwendolyn MacEwen

  • A Shropshire Lad by John Betjeman

    The gas was on in the Institute, The flare was up in the gym, A man was running a mineral line, A lass was singing a hymn, When Captain Webb the Dawley man, Captain Webb from Dawley, Came swimming along the old canal That carried the bricks to Lawley. Swimming along – Swimming along –…