Now listen well and hear this tale
Of a sixteen year old lad
Who with his wit and flying skill
Made two great countries glad
The chasm was eight hundred feet
Across Niagara Falls
The travelers could not get across
The steep and spray soaked walls
“We need a bridge”, cried engineers
A modern thoroughfare
But how to reach the other side?
We cannot build on air
A rocket or an arrow? No.
But what about a kite?
Let’s have a contest for the youth
We’d have a start, though slight
The people came with kites prepared
For fame and a reward
And Homan Walsh was very first
To span the gorge with cord
A string, then ropes, then cables spanned
And soon the bridge was done
The mighty falls could now be crossed
With string it was begun
And every great accomplishment
Began with something small
Remember Homan and his kite
That bridged Niagara Falls
This is prosperity poem 28. You can see this poem on a background at http://prosperitypoems.com/delivery28TheBalladOfHomanWalsh.html
C old & cool
A iry & abuzz
N atural & noble
A ppetizing & appealing
D angerous & dandy
A muck & AWESOME
We went to Canada so, I thought I would make this fun acrostic to describe what is was like.
Where is my attachment?
evening out of balance
The line of my life has broken
off into separate identities
Skylight childhood nostalgia
Of weary workers keeping to
The hornet's nest
Reality a constant terror
Of city structures swallowing
on an Autumn branch of
checking its wristwatch obsessively for the
All that green is gold
(A straw man in Byzantine robes approaches
the frosty Manhattan
to become a relic in it's Libraries)
People fall in Love with coincidence,
(The illusion of order beyond our field or reach)
All that love is kept in a
Glossy stems connected to palpitating blossoms.
Our tired eyes are focused to the asphalt confluence
whether fever or handhold.
Hymns ring throughout the forests of
Dreamers hang from the Niagara Trestle caught in
Doused in spirit.
Holy Melancholic September
Sweeps away the dusty Summer,
everything seems renewed
In the rain..
— The End —