In Memorium

Karen Robinson fynnexp.com

Karen Robinson      fynnexp.com

Upon reading ‘Photograph from September 11’
by Wislawa Szymborska, Poetry Foundation

I saw all the bodies
falling from the sky
not that fateful day
already forgotten

I saw all the bodies
falling from the sky
not on today’s news
by now long edited

I saw all the bodies
falling from the sky
as seen by your eye
in poetic memorial

I saw all the bodies
falling from the sky
as seen by your eye
then at last I wept

“When I look at history, literary and social, I find that I side pretty steadily with history’s eccentrics who have stood on the sidelines with the game in progress and made frosty remarks instead of cheering [weeping].” ~ Reed Whittemore

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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4 Responses to In Memorium

  1. the eye of imagination can make for a most frightful witness

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  2. sometimes eyes are dry from too much weeping…

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