My Dear Friends and Readers:
President Joe Biden quoted the late Queen Elizabeth II in a speech at the Pentagon on Sunday remembering the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Grief is the price we pay for love.
The following haiku are selected for your reflections on the enduring legacy of 9/11
Shot Glass,7, June 2012
repeating their absence
day after day
World Haiku Review, January 2007
two light beams shining
where there were once twin towers –
my son, my daughter
Grand Prize, 15th International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition
To conclude today's 9/11 Special Feature post, I would like to share with you the following haiku set about the lingering of grief and loss decades after 9/11:
9/11, Then and Now
sleepless again ...
the lingering thoughts
of “if only”
between us a glass-top table
and the silence
FYI: In his speech at the Pentagon commemorating the 21st anniversary of the deadly attacks, President Joe Biden repeatedly called for remembrance and unity:
I hope we’ll remember that amidst those dark days, we dug deep, we cared for each other, and we came together.