September Songs: A Poem in Seven Days (excerpts)

by Lucille Clifton Three selected parts from Mercy (Rochester: BOA Editions, 2004) 2  Wednesday 9/12/01 this is not the time i think to note the terrorist inside who threw the brick into the mosque this is not the time to note the ones who cursed Gods other name the ones who threatened they would fill the streets with arab children's blood and this is not the time i think to ask who is allowed to be american American all of us gathered under one flag praying together safely warmed by the single love of the many tongued God 4 Friday 9/14/01 some of us know we have never felt safe all of us    americans weeping as some of us have wept before is it treason to remember what have we done to deserve such villainy nothing we reassure ourselves nothing 7 Monday Sundown 9/17/01 Rosh Hashanah i bear witness to no thing more human than hate i bear witness to no thing more human than love apples and honey apples and honey what is not lost is paradise (courtesy of Project on Civic Reflection)
As part of the presented recording: http://www.wbez.org/story/marking-the-day-tenth-anniversary-9-11