Monday, September 11, 2006

A poem

Today I would like to share a poem written by Lucille Clifton, who is an award-winning poet and author of children’s books. Her poem is entitled, "September Songs, A Poem in Seven Days" and was inspired by the events of September 11th. I have copied some of her verses below.

Tuesday
thunder and lightning and our world
is another place no day
will ever be the same no blood
untouched

they know this storm in otherwheres
israel ireland palestine
but God has blessed America
we sing

and God has blessed America
to learn that no one is exempt
the world is one all fear
is one all life all death
all one

You can listen to her recite the first two days of her poem here.

Or click here to read tributes to the victims of 9/11.

15 Comments:

Anonymous O Mama Mia said...

Amen.

4:47 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

5:06 AM  
Blogger ~d said...

Wow, Mommy. I just told 'th' that he will hear this all day: solet me be the first, do you remember where you were 5 years ago?
thank you for passing by my place. Sorry abt the oven mitt-hope it dien't give you nightmares.
Thank you for this wonderful tribute, today/
Bless you and yours!
~d

5:12 AM  
Blogger Waya said...

That was touching and beautiful. A day of remembrance and celebratory. Thanks for sharing this.

5:23 AM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Thank you. That's exactly the idea I've been groping for lately, and I'm so glad you found someone who expressed it so well.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Babaloo said...

That was really wonderful. How did you find her? Thanks for posting the link.

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Babaloo: I happened to hear her recite her poem on the Jim Lehrer Report the other night. It's really beautiful when you hear her read it aloud.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

Great choice. Lucille Clifton is awe-inspiring.

8:10 AM  
Blogger The Imperfect Christian said...

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Congrats!

8:53 AM  
Anonymous sweatpantsmom said...

Thank you for sharing this. Beautiful.

1:29 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

C, this was just right. I'm glad you posted it, because I would've not known about it, otherwise.

Thank you.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

6:52 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

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9:14 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Powerful. And sad...

10:01 PM  

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