Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11


September 11th
seasons and cycles
wilting caladiums
-Gillena Cox; TT


September eleven
The car radio was on
Twin towers were hit
-Quentin Clingerman; US


this unhappy day
the drops of water, they fall
cannot be undone
-kouji; PH


freedom
for those gone
not for the survivors
-Kitsune Miko; US


shorn birds
fall from the sky
9/11
-Pris Campbell; US


We speak
of everything except her son--
9/11
-Linda Papanicolaou; US



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nikushimi no ima mo hatenashi kugatu jyuitiniti

endless hate
still going now
September 11th
-sakuo; JP



in a heartbeat...
our whole world
transformed
-Linda Pilarski; CA



our village is small
9/11
it became smaller
-Carol Raisfeld; US



Seven years gone
Rebuild it all
All except hope
- Famida Basheer; IN



i used to want
to be a fireman --
buildings crumbled
-Tyrone McDonald; US



ground zero --
a sparrow hopping
beside the black pit

***

to the black pit --
a dog in safety shoes
searching for life

***

ground zero --
blackened sweat drips from mask
of the life-saver

***

September morning
on the cup with broken handle
Twin Towers

***

September 11 ...
gusty wind in the pines
with a hint of smoke

***

September 11 --
in line at the blood station
bandannas and skullcaps

***

September 11 --
the World Wide Web covered
with all kinds of dust

***

September 11th --
after seven years, still
incomprehensible
-Origa; US
more of Origa's 9/11


dust gathers
at the corners of her eyes
autumn leaves
*
dark figures
cartwheeling across the sky
maple seeds
-Trish Shields; CA


September storm
the green leaves that fall
before their time
-Bette Norcross Wappner (b'oki); US


September 11th
a new start
for the Autumn
**
September 11th
same moon
different heart
-Moussia; IT


renku editor gillena cox

6 comments:

b'oki. said...

hi gillena

may i add one?


September storm
the green leaves that fall
before their time

Bette Norcross Wappner (b'oki)

kouji said...

beautiful haikus these. and terribly sad.

i have one as well, but it's a bit vague. :(

this unhappy day
the drops of water, they fall
cannot be undone

sakuo said...

Here is gathered human wish to be peace!!
Thank you,Gillena san for your great haiku meeting.

sakuo.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks you to all who participated in maing the 2008 '9/11 tribute' a success


much love
gillena

USpace said...

Lovely bits capturing the sentiment and feelings well.

we will NOT forget
you 9/11 victims
will get justice
.

Tikkis said...

I'm late, but read all these. Great!

anyway, a slightly naive version:

version # 1

a human hope
is eternal --
buildings not

version # 2

some buildings
are eternal --
upright or not