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September 11 (See New Revision) - Poem by William F Dougherty

I slouch into my class, bowed by the brute,
apocalyptic shock. No student's eyes
forsake the glowing screen; the sound is mute.
Their center, Yeats's vatic lines forewarn, flies
apart, a deluge soundless as white soot,
tsunami boiling dust from toppled skies,
benumbs the class, makes exegesis moot,
and seizes the innocent with stifled sighs.

The students stir, but no one leaves or speaks
so I'm not forced to feign I understand
'indignant desert birds' until next week's
remarks on beasts that stalk the troubled sand.
I chew my lip and mumble class dismissed;
follow them out, my pockets crammed with fist.



[Allusions are to 'The Second Coming' by W. B. Yeats.]


Comments about September 11 (See New Revision) by William F Dougherty

  • Rookie William F Dougherty (5/19/2012 5:38:00 PM)

    Aside to Robert Howard:
    Add this to poignancy: almost one-third of students at the University of Hartford came from the New York-
    New Jersey area; the only exchange occurred in the hall before class: a young man reported that Sarah
    ____ 's mother perished in Tower I, and asked permission to keep his cell-phone on because his uncle was
    missing. The soundless replay was mesmerizing, ineradicable. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 346 Points Robert Howard (5/16/2012 9:31:00 AM)

    I also taught class on that September 12th. I drove to work like a zombie. I expected the parking lot to be a desert but had to circle for a quarter hour to find a place. The choir was rehearsing a piece called For Our Country. The text was written by a Methodist minister who was an outspoken war protester in Japan during WWII. I asked the group to sing the piece for themselves and they did with every dropp of blood that flowed through their collective heart! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Francis X. Burns (4/17/2012 4:55:00 PM)

    A version of this sonnet about 9/11 appeared on the first page of the International Who's Who In Poetry a couple of years ago. (Report) Reply

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Poems About September

  1. 51. September 11 (See New Revision) , William F Dougherty
  2. 52. September , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  3. 53. In September , Roderic Quinn
  4. 54. Jeffries Wyman Died September 4, 1874. , James Russell Lowell
  5. 55. In September... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  6. 56. The Soft September Sunlight Shone , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  7. 57. September Comes , Daniel Brick
  8. 58. Come September And Sweet Heart , Akhtar Jawad
  9. 59. A Beautiful Night In September , Francis Duggan
  10. 60. Photograph From September 11 , Wislawa Szymborska
  11. 61. September, The Cruellest Of Months , indira babbellapati
  12. 62. Ode For September , Robert Laurence Binyon
  13. 63. September , Steven Silent Wolf
  14. 64. ! Song Of September! , Rema Prasanaa
  15. 65. September Song , David Harris
  16. 66. September, 1903 , Constantine P. Cavafy
  17. 67. In September , Edward Dowden
  18. 68. Silent September , Poetheart Morgan
  19. 69. September Showers (Alliteration Poem) , Marieta Maglas
  20. 70. At Brunswick Heads, New South Wales, Sep.. , Peter Bakowski
  21. 71. My September Musings , M.D Dinesh Nair
  22. 72. (...............11sept2) September 1.. , Max Reif
  23. 73. September Rain , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  24. 74. September 22 , David Lehman
  25. 75. September The 5th , Jean Ann Owens
  26. 76. September Musings , Gillena Cox
  27. 77. September Sky , James Grengs
  28. 78. In September… , Tsira Gogeshvili
  29. 79. 911 (September 11th) , Leslie Alexis
  30. 80. September 11th , Micah Bell
  31. 81. September , Aldous Huxley
  32. 82. September Song , Laurence James Duggan
  33. 83. September , Viggo Stuckenberg
  34. 84. September Love , april braley
  35. 85. Look Forward To September , Richard R. Navarro
  36. 86. September Glory , Joyce Hemsley
  37. 87. Falling In Love In September , Peter S. Quinn
  38. 88. September , Hans Christian Andersen
  39. 89. September Day , Fay Slimm
  40. 90. September , Aldo Kraas
  41. 91. September Afternoon , Pete Crowther
  42. 92. 19th September , Edward Kofi Louis
  43. 93. September 11,2001 , Gordon Jackson
  44. 94. Come September , Daniel Thomas Moran
  45. 95. Remember, Remember The Eleventh Of Septe.. , Ronberge (anno tercio)
  46. 96. Two Weeks Into September , Francis Duggan
  47. 97. A September Day , Francis Duggan
  48. 98. Boston Bombing & September 11th! , Tom Zart
  49. 99. An Elegy Of September 11 , Walterrean Salley
  50. 100. Elegy For September 10 , John Sarvay
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