Monday, September 11, 2006

One Deep Breath - Emotion


Solemn quietude
Remembrance washes my heart
Shocking callousness
Bitter flavors spew despairing
Tears flowing five years gone by

18 comments:

trailbee said...

Thank you, Anne. I don't believe I shall ever get over this 'event.' I feel embarrassed at times for my feelings, but they run so deep, and are so intense, that it's hard to believe we've already lived five years with the memory, and they are not fading. I keep a newsclipping on the outsite of my binder, and my treasured photos are by Jerry Spagnoli, which appeard on the last page and inside cover of Double Take, Special Edition. I am reminded of the cruelty rendered in the name of religion, and appalled. Again, thanks.

Pam in Tucson said...

Beautiful and touching. Thank you.

Janet said...

Such beautiful words, and so true.

jzr said...

Very moving.

Portia said...

Annie.. you are so refreshing.. your words and thoughts reach deep down and make friends with mine. Thank you for sharing..
love ya, Portia

paris parfait said...

Poignant poem with powerful sentiments. Thank you.

LuluBunny said...

beautiful, moving, and sad - a lovely poem :)

LuluBunny said...

PS - I forgot .. thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Clare said...

Said so well and so truly.

Beth said...

That is truly beautiful Annie! You such a excellent writer! I just tried to not watch too much T.V yesterday, and sat by my pond and meditated yesterday afternoon.
That helped me the most!

Tammy said...

Beautifully said Annie :) You have a gift and I'm thrilled when I see your work.

Kris Henderson said...

Oh Annie, well said and very touching.

Lee-ann said...

Annie that was lovely and truly what else needs to be said. you have spoken our feelings and the words look deep into our heart.

sell done.
Lee-ann

Ally Bean said...

well said. sums up the whole pathetic disaster in a touching way. thanks.

ian russell said...

a wonderful tanka to remember that event, annie.

Autrice DelDrago said...

Well said, Annie.

Jennifer said...

good to shock the callouses I think. Great tanka.

susanlavonne said...

so powerfully written! and the photo goes along perfectly...such a moving remembrance