Saturday, September 10, 2011
Extract & Link: When The Towers Fell by Galway Kinnell and WTC 9/11 by Steve Reich
From our high window we saw the towers
with their bands and blocks of light
brighten against a fading sunset,
saw them at any hour glitter and live
as if the spirits inside them sat up all night
calculating profit and loss, saw them reach up
to steep their tops in the until then invisible
yellow of sunrise, grew so used to them
often we didn’t see them, and now,
not seeing them, we see them.
Read the rest here.
I'd also like to link to this, Steve Reich's WTC 9/11
Please be aware this piece of music, accomplished and full of interest, also has the potential to be upsetting and difficult to listen to for some.