Poetry

Tributes by Gananoque's Poet Laureate

We see smoke and we panic - Fire makes us freeze with fear - We dial 911 and in minutes - These people readily appear . . .

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Gretchen Huntley

Leaving French Creek Bay, Book Signing

"I Got Lost in a Dream" and "I Remember", two poems from "Leaving French Creek Bay"

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Thomas K. Hunt

TI Life News in January '21

Marilyn Neulieb poetry, Virtual Save The River Winter Environmental Conference and Toronto Boat Show! Winter photographs... and more

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan W. Smith

Only the Tower Remains

...Yet one last trace is still visible from the village docks; a single tower that stands alone.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Patrick Metcalf

"Miss Kingston" – Grande Dame of the Thousand Islands

One of the most distinctive and elegant tour boats that cruised the 1000 Islands in the last half of the twentieth century was Miss Kingston

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Tom King

Cooper's Ark: A Failed Effort of the War of 1812

Wars always inspire people to come up with innovative ways that might possibly bring a quick end to the conflict.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Richard Palmer

The Legend of Ole' Snaggly Teeth

He said, “You’re wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve seen with these old eyes,if I’ve met the beast of legends who would make the bravest prize.”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Patrick Metcalf

To My Friend, Will Salisbury

To a Friend... A black MG unwinds the twisted sweeps of island road.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Donald E. Spurrell

The River Whispers

Editor's Note: Lori Jo Hill comes from Clayton and grew up enjoying everything that River life offers.  She currently lives in the Poconos n

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Lori Jo Hill

Sea Smoke Rising, A River Odyssey

It was at the intermission, when I went out on the Playhouse deck, that I discovered considerable fog on the River. I could not see our lighthouse...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

The Thousand Islands... Not a Bad Place to Spend the Summer, by Patrick Metcalf

I wrote this poem for my son Lee, who is now 8. He loves the River! It's simple, but I think anyone who loves the Thousand Islands readily identifies with it....

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Patrick Metcalf

December Poetry by Waltraud Ingeborg Mack

Meet poet Waltraud Ingeborg Mack. Her poetry captures the spirit of the month and will give you food for thought...

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Waltraud Ingeborg Mack

Where Memories Are Made

Judges can perform marriages. Some do, some wont. The Chief Judge of the State of New York certified me to perform marriages anywhere in the State after I left the Courtroom.

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Cary R. Brick

Poets & Writers INK, Summer 2019

Submissions by Linda Rowe, Mark L.Pierce and Carol Wilkins

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
Linda Rowe, Carol Wilkins & Mark Pierce

The Captain's TI Park Lot 214

According to the abstract of title pertaining to our lots, Lot 214, where our cottage is sited, was leased by Capt. Brown from the Thousand Island Camp Meeting Association on June 26, 1909.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Raymond Kowalski

Hark! the River Awakens...by Richard Withington

Hark! The River awakens..Like an old man reluctantly relinquishing the peace and warmth of a thick coverlet after a winter's nap,

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Richard L. Withington

Gliding Back in Time

What better way to start a day on the island than with a row in a St. Lawrence River Skiff?

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Tennessee Street by Marilyn K. Neulieb

It is this frigid winter that makes me most recall Those sun-drenched summer days at Grandma’s most of all Oh, Tennessee Street,

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Marilyn K. Neulieb