I'm Walt. And I'm Marie Elena.
This is the collaboration of two kindred spirits; partners in rhyme;
"the best friends we've never met."
All "Across the Lake. Eerily."

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Nature's wonder
under the thunder,
over the span of generations
the cascade continues.
One of those venues that
stirs the heart
and moistens the eyes
(and most of your clothes
if the wind takes a turn)
You yearn for the beauty
to capture you, taking
your pulse to feed its frenzy.
Many come to be enchanted,
enhanced by the sheer power
they can stare for hours.
Newlyweds and wannabes,
seek to sneak a peek
on their way to more
intimate locales. Sex sells
but in the shell of the gorge,
the churning is matched
only by the memory it leaves.
Branded upon a romantic heart,
the roar of Niagara remains.
She never leaves you.
You'd be a stooge to not
take refuge in her thunder.
Nature's wonder, Niagara Falls.
Slowly I turn...



  1. I haven't been there since I was a little girl. Maybe it's time to return. =) Interesting read, Walt, and I definitely get the idea there is a lot of history behind this one little piece. Nice work!

  2. Again thanks. Sad to say, but the last line should have tipped you off. This is actually based on an old Three Stooges skit. When ever Curly said "Niagara Falls", Moe went into his "Slowly, I turn..." But, being around the romance of this place, That sort of took the piece where it belonged. Better than two fingers to the eyes!

  3. ...step by step... inch by inch... LOL :-)
    You had me until the last line. PSC