I rode the rapids of the Iguazú
until I reached the falls at Devil’s Throat.
I sailed the Beagle Channel on a boat
that nearly capsized as it ran into
a sudden storm. I paddled on the Plate,
the Jaguarão, the Corcovado; swam
the Paraná and didn’t give a damn
about piranhas or the spotback skate.
Those were the waters of the wild in me.
Now time has tamed the tenor of my dream
and I am drawn back to the source, the stream
I disregarded as an absentee—
the Susquehanna, ancient, faithful, strong.
The river that had borne me, all along.
About the author
An American by birth, a Canadian by choice, and a Uruguayan by marriage, Catherine Chandler's travel credentials include surviving a storm on a catamaran…Read the full bio
Issue 22 · April 2015
Table of contents
- From the editors
- Next to the River
- Four poems by Christine Potter
- Two poems by Rimas Uzgiris
- Another Art
- Two poems by Bonnie Bishop
- 1955-D and 1945-S
- Outside Ngaoundere
- Three poems by R L Swihart
- Two poems by Eugenia Hepworth Petty
- City Lights, Dirty Window
- Freedom Fries
- Five poems from Shoshauna Shy
- Edinburgh, Alone
- The Road to Managua
- Postcard Prose
- Travel Notes