Friday, September 10, 2010

Photograph from September 11 by Wislawa Szymborska

In remembrance:

Photograph from September 11

They jumped from the burning floors—
one, two, a few more,
higher, lower.

The photograph halted them in life,
and now keeps them
above the earth toward the earth.

Each is still complete,
with a particular face
and blood well hidden.

You can read the rest of the poem here.


At Wild Rose Reader, I have a review of Joyce Sidman’s wonderful new poetry collection—Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night.

Anastasia Suen has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Picture Book of the Day.


Tabatha said...

Wislawa is very eloquent. Thank you.

Elaine Magliaro said...


Wislawa Szymborska is my favorite poet.

Ruth said...

I got a message saying, "This poem is not available outside the United States due to rights issues." Hmm. The first time I've seen that, and I go to that site all the time.

Oh well.

Mary Lee said...

No last line. Yes, let's hold them whole and brave in our memories...