" with its river / a sky in the palm of a hand / never unknown and never known / … the river still seems not to move / as though it were the same river"  —W. S. Merwin, from “No Shadow”
Photo: Gorge along the Genesee River as it flows through Letchworth State Park in Western New York.  Some of the rock walls are as high as 550 feet, prompting the area to be called the “Grand Canyon of the East.”

" with its river / a sky in the palm of a hand / never unknown and never known / … the river still seems not to move / as though it were the same river"  —W. S. Merwin, from “No Shadow”

Photo: Gorge along the Genesee River as it flows through Letchworth State Park in Western New York.  Some of the rock walls are as high as 550 feet, prompting the area to be called the “Grand Canyon of the East.”

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  4. gnostix1 said: Cool pic and quote, though the “real” Grand Canyon of the East in Pennsylvania. There are a number of very striking vistas such as this along the south shores of the great lakes, where rivers have carved into the Allegheny plateau
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