In Rembrance of Nine Eleven

“In Remembrance of Nine Eleven”

The face denies emotion with a smile;

the years of suffered loss bring less relief.
Today reminds of gas mask worn awhile

by firemen-stunned below the Tower’s grief.

Our smile defies that memory recalled:

that day we ran, white-faced, the panic stings
our skin and hair turned ashen, ag`ed all;

that day we flew, white-haired, our feet had wings.

(Goethe form)

4 Comments on “In Rembrance of Nine Eleven”

  1. Hannah Gosselin
    September 12, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    So poignant that winged flight “that day we flew, white-haired, our feet had wings.” Jackie…I’m not sure I’m clear on your question @ my blog/poem…but I enjoyed your piece and I’m glad you mentioned it.


    • jacquelinecaseypoetry
      September 14, 2013 at 1:08 am #

      did I ask you a question? at my blog/poem? what did I ask?


      • Hannah Gosselin
        September 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

        Well you asked if I agreed that you came up with the same thing…I guess that’s not a question…I wasn’t sure…I saw similarities in the wingedness of ours but I wasn’t sure what you had in mind so I wasn’t sure if I was agreeing properly. 🙂 Did I make that more confusing? 😉


      • jacquelinecaseypoetry
        September 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

        Yes! (lol) now I am even more confused than ever… I can’t find any message I sent to you concerning our latest poems written about 911 or their similarity, etc. Am I losing my mind?
        Well, of course, I hope not…(heh, heh) but I am thinking it might be possible at my age. Would I find my remarks to you back on the Bloom site?


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