Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory

Ten years later, so much has changed. The Washington Post has Cartoons about 9/11 through the years that capture the the essence of post 9/111 America much better than I could: I can't remember a world without fear of terror and all the accompanying accoutrements.


Quite unexpectedly, as Vasserot
The armless ambidextrian was lighting
A match between his great and second toe,
And Ralph the lion was engaged in biting
The neck of Madame Sossman while the drum
Pointed, and Teeny was about to cough
In waltz-time swinging Jocko by the thumb---
Quite unexpectedly the top blew off:

And there, there overhead, there, there hung over
Those thousands of white faces, those dazed eyes,
There in the starless dark the poise, the hover,
There with vast wings across the cancelled skies,
There in the sudden blackness the black pall
Of nothing, nothing, nothing --- nothing at all.
-Archibald MacLeish

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