PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (NIAGARA FALLS)

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.

From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie mostly on the Canadian side and the American Falls entirely on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.

I’m claiming “home field advantage” on this one! Your charge today on this visit is to write a poem of, about or inspired by Niagara Falls. You can include the “Cave of the Winds”, the “Maid of the Mist”, the spectacular lighting effects used to highlight the wonder of Niagara. Even the roar of the water is highly poetic. Choose your viewpoint and let your words cascade!

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