Sunday, September 11, 2022

Special Feature: Selected Haiku for the Enduring Legacy of 9/11

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

Chen-ou Liu

twin towers
repeating their absence
day after day

World Haiku Review, January 2007

Bill Kenney

two light beams shining
where there were once twin towers –
my son, my daughter

Grand Prize, 15th International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition

Jack Galmitz

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” 

Sunday breakfast
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.

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